It happened today – this day in history – January 16

550: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege by bribing the Isaurian garrison. 1362: A storm

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It happened today – this day in history – January 2

17: Death of the Roman poet Ovid. 1570: Ivan the Terrible’s march to Novgorod begins. 1757: British troops occupy Calcutta.

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It happened today – this day in history – November 16

1272: Henry III dies aged 65. 1380: French King Charles VI declares no taxes forever. 1519: The city of Havana,

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