It happened today – this day in history – June 12

1381: Rebels arrive at Blackheath during the peasants’ revolt 1458: Magdalen College, Oxford is founded by William Waynflete, Bishop of

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It happened today – this day in history – June 10

323BC: Death of Alexander the Great aged 32. 1190: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph

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It happened today – this day in history – March 24

1603: Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to

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It happened today – this day in history – February 28

1728: Handel’s opera “Siroe, re di Persia” premieres in London. 1749: Henry Fieldings’ novel “Tom Jones” published. 1784: John Wesley

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It happened today – this day in history – February 16

600: Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying “God bless You” is the correct response to a sneeze. 1641: Charles I

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It happened today – this day in history – September 22

66: Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica. 1499: Switzerland becomes an independent state. 1515: Anne of Cleves, fourth wife

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It happened today – this day in history – June 10

323BC: Death of Alexander the Great aged 32. 1190: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph

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It happened today – this day in history – March 24

1603: Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to

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