It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1144: Gherardo Caccianemici is elected Pope Lucius II. 1496: Jews

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It happened today – this day in history – March 6

1475: Birth of Michelangelo in Tuscany. 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1619: Birth of French playwright Cyrano de

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It happened today – this day in history – February 5

1488: Roman Catholic German Emperor Maximilian I is captured in Belgium. 1597: A group of early Japanese Christians, known as

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It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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It happened today – this day in history – September 28

551BC: Birth of Confucius. 48BC: Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. 935: Saint

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 3

1409: The Austrian civil war ends. 1794: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s 101st Symphony in D. 1815: The US declares

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It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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