It happened today – this day in history – September 9

1087: Death of William The Conqueror aged 59. 1513: The English defeat James IV of Scotland at the Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 30

1146: European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time. 1751: George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio

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It happened today – this day in history – August 17

1585: Antwerp surrenders after an 8-month siege by the Duke of Parma. 1743: The Treaty of Åbo is signed, ending

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 1

1445: Birth of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. 1565: Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro,

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