It happend today – this day in history – July 14

1682: Henry Purcell is appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London. 1714: The Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet at the

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It happened today – this day in history – June 28

1461: Edward IV is crowned king of England. 1491: Birth of Henry VIII in London. 1577: Birth of Flemish Baroque

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It happened today – this day in history – June 26

1267: The Inquisition forms in Rome under Pope Clement IV. 1284: According to the Lüneburg manuscript, a piper leads 130

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It happened today – this day in history – March 28

193AD: Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 19

1227: Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX. 1571: Spanish troops occupy Manila in The Philippines. 1644: 200 members

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It happened today – this day in history – February 22

1512: Death of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. 1630: Native Amerian Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn at Thanksgiving. 1732: Birth of

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It happened today – this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

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It happened today – this day in history – February 13

1258: Baghdad falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed and tens of thousands are slaughtered. 1542: Catherine

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It happened today – this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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It happened today – this day in history – December 18

218BC: Hannibal’s Carthaginian army heavily defeats Roman forces on Italian soil during the Second Punic War. 1621: Parliament unanimously accepts

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