It happened today – this day in history – January 30

1505: English composer Thomas Tallis is born in Kent. 1607: Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 29

1594: Mathematician John Napier predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700. 1728: John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – January 28

814: Death of Charlemagne aged 71. 1099: Siege of Hosn-el-Akrad, Syria, during the First Crusade. 1225: Birth of St Thomas

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It happened today – this day in history – January 26

1340: England’s Edward III is proclaimed king of France. 1531: An earthquake hits Lisbon, killing 30,000. 1564: The Council of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 24

41: Claudius becomes Roman Emperor on the assassination of his nephew Caligula by the Praetorian Guard. 1121: Henry I marries

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It happened today – this day in history – January 22

871: The Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex at the Battle of Basing. 1371: King Robert II of

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