It happened today – this day in history – February 28

1728: Handel’s opera “Siroe, re di Persia” premieres in London. 1749: Henry Fieldings’ novel “Tom Jones” published. 1784: John Wesley

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It happened today – this day in history – February 26

1564: Birth of dramatist Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury. 1606: First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Jansz.

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It happened today – this day in history – December 17

546: The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398: Turkic conqueror Tamerlane captures and sacks

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It happened today – this day in history – October 20

1097: Crusaders arrive in Antioch during the First Crusade. 1632: Birth of architect Christopher Wren in Wilts. 1714: Georg Ludwig

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