It happened today – this day in history – October 7

1492: Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course. 1542: Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast

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It happened today – this day in history – August 29

1261: Jacques Pantaleon is elected as Pope Urban IV. 1350: The English fleet under Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet

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It happened today – this day in history – August 17

1585: Antwerp surrenders after an 8-month siege by the Duke of Parma. 1743: The Treaty of Åbo is signed, ending

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