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 – on this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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It happened today – on 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 2

1470: Edward V is born in Westminster. 1734: Birth of American frontiersman Daniel Boone in Pennsylvania. 1755: Birth of Marie

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It happened today – this day in history – August 24

79: Mt Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum, killing 15,000. 410: Rome is overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for

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