It happened today – this day in history – July 6

1189: Richard I is crowned King of England upon the death of King Henry II. 1249: Death of Alexander II,

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It happened today – this day in history – August 23

476: Odoacer is proclaimed King of Italy by his troops 1305: Scottish patriot William Wallace is executed for high treason

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It happened today – this day in history – January 25

1327: Edward III acceeds to the English throne after the abdication of Edward II. 1533: Henry VIII marries his second

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It happened today – this day in history – December 25

352: The first definite date Christmas was celebrated on this day. 597: England adopts the Julian calendar. 800: Pope Leo

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It happened today – this day in history – September 3

301: San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is

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