It happened today – on this day in history – March 8

1531: Henry VIII is recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury. 1702: Queen Anne

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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 – on this day in history – December 25

352: The first definite date Christmas was celebrated on this day. 597: England adopts the Julian calendar. 800: Pope Leo

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It happened today – this day in history – December 5

771: Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman. 1456: An earthquake strikes

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

800: Charlemagne judges accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican. 1420: Henry V of England enters Paris. 1640: Portugal

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It happened today – this day in history – October 22

362: The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire. 1383: A two-year period

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