It happened today – this day in history – September 26

46BC: Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix 1181: Birth of St Francis of Assisi. 1396:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 16

1527: Florence becomes a republic. 1532: Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor. 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots flees to

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