It happened today – this day in history – January 12

1528: Gustav I is crowned King of Sweden. 1723: George Frideric Handel’s opera “Ottone” premieres at the King’s Theatre, London.

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It happened today – this day in history – December 11

1282: Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the last native Prince of Wales is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. 1395:

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It happened today – this day in history – October 2

1187: Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders. 1452: Richard III is born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northants. 1492: Henry VII invades

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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It happened today – this day in history – September 29

1547: Birth of author Miguel de Cervantes. 1571: Birth of artist Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) in Milan. 1650: Henry

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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 – this day in history – September 10

1547: The English demand that Edward VI, aged 10, marry Mary, Queen of Scots (5). 1659: Birth of English composer

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It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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It happened today – this day in history – June 30

1520: Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernan Cortes. Aztec emperor Montezuma

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