It happened today – this day in history – March 26

127AD: Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy begins his observations of the heavens. 1668: England takes control of Bombay. 1780: The

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It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1496: Jews are expelled from Syria. 1507: Death of Cesare

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 6

1475: Birth of Michelangelo in Tuscany. 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1619: Birth of French playwright Cyrano de

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It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 12

1694: The Royal Society censures astronomer Edmond Halley for suggesting in a paper titled ‘Some considerations about the cause of

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It happened today – on 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 – September 3

301: San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is

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It happened today – this day in history – August 28

1189: Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan. 1521: Belgrade is captured by troops of Turkish Sultan

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