It happened today – this day in history – January 27

1556: Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. 1591: Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian

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It happened today – this day in history – January 16

550: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege by bribing the Isaurian garrison. 1362: A storm

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It happened today – this day in history – December 18

218BC: Hannibal’s Carthaginian army heavily defeats Roman forces on Italian soil during the Second Punic War. 1621: Parliament unanimously accepts

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It happened today – this day in history – November 19

1274: The Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated;. A typhoon

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It happened today – this day in history – November 14

1380: King Charles VI of France is crowned at age 12. 1524: Francisco Pizarro begins his first great expedition, near

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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 24

410: Rome is overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I. 1215: Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid. 1217: The

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It happened today – this day in history – July 8

975: Death of Edgar, King of England. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the

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It happened today – this day in history – June 29

1377: The French stage a raid at Rye in East Sussex. 1509: Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal

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It happened today – this day in history – June 25

1483: Parliament declares Edward V as illegitimate based on his parent’s alleged bigamous marriage. 1646: Thomas Fairfax’s New Model Army

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