It happened today – this day in history – March 31

1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, The Philippines. 1596: Birth of French philosopher

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It happened today – this day in history – February 27

1594: Henry IV is crowned king of France. 1670: Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I. 1678:

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It happened today – this day in history – February 6

1189: Riots in Norfolk spread to Norwich. 1665: Queen Anne (Stuart) is born in St James’ Palace. 1685: The Duke

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It happened today – this day in history – December 6

343: Greek Bishop St Nicholas, model for the modern day Father Christmas, dies aged 73. 1240: Mongols under Batu Khan

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It happened today – this day in history – March 31

1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, The Philippines. 1596: Birth of French philosopher

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It happened today – this day in history – February 6

1189: Riots in Norfolk spread to Norwich. 1665: Queen Anne (Stuart) is born in St James’ Palace. 1685: The Duke

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