It happened today – this day in history – July 23

636: Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire. 1148: Crusaders attack Damascus. 1745: Charles Edward Stuart,

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It happened today – this day in history – November 16

1272: Henry III dies aged 65. 1380: French King Charles VI declares no taxes forever. 1519: The city of Havana,

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It happened today – this day in history – August 24

79: Mt Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii and Herculaneum, killing 15,000. 410: Rome is overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I for

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