It happened today – this day in history – January 24

41: Claudius becomes Roman Emperor on the assassination of his nephew Caligula by the Praetorian Guard. 1121: Henry I marries

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It happened today – this day in history – August 22

565: St Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness. 1138: English defeat the Scottish at Cowton Moor, Yorks. 1485:

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It happened today – this day in history – January 18

1126: Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Qinzong. 1535: Francisco Pizarro founds the city of

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