It happened today – this day in history – December 19

1154: Henry II is crowned King of England. 1642: Four of explorer Abel Rasman’s crew are killed at Wharewharangi Bay

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It happened today – this day in history – November 29

1530: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII, dies just before facing trial for treason. 1643: Composer Claudio Monteverdi dies

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It happened today – this day in history – September 1

1482: Tatars plunder Kiev, Ukraine. 1535: French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal). 1557: Death of Jacques Cartier aged 65.

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It happened today – this day in history – August 31

12AD: Birth of Caligula, third emperor of Rome. 1422: Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine

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It happened today – this day in history – June 5

70AD: Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem. 1625: Death of composer Orlando Gibbons. 1661: Isaac

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 19

1154: Henry II is crowned King of England. 1642: Four of explorer Abel Rasman’s crew are killed at Wharewharangi Bay

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