It happened today – this day in history – February 24

1208. St Francis of Assisi receives his vocation aged 26 in Portiuncula, Italy. 1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic

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It happened today – this day in history – March 13

1639: Cambridge College, Massachusetts, is renamed Harvard. 1781: William Herschel sees what he thinks is a comet but is actually

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 24

1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice. 1527: Ferdinand of Austria is crowned as king of Bohemia. 1582:

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