It happened today – this day on history – July 18

64: The Great Fire of Rome begins under Emperor Nero. 1290: Edward I orders the expulsion of Jews from England

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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 – February 3

1377: Mass execution of population (between 2,500 and 5,000) of Cesena, Italy, by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto under the

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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 – this day in history – November 19

1274: The Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated;. A typhoon

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It happened today – this day in history – October 26

900: Death of Alfred the Great. 1529: Sir Thomas More is appointed Lord Chancellor of England. 1685: Birth of composer

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It happened today – this day in history – October 15

70BC: Birth of Roman poet Virgil. 1501: Heir to the throne and older brother of Henry VIII, Prince Arthur, marries

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It happened today – this day in history – September 28

551BC: Birth of Confucius. 48BC: Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. 935: Saint

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It happened today – this day in history – September 17

1156: Emperor Frederick Barbarossa issues the ‘Privilegium Minus’ decree, which elevates Austria to a duchy. 1394: Jews are expelled from

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It happened today – this day in history – September 5

1548: Death of Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII. 1638: Birth of Louis XIV in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.

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