It happened today – this day in history – October 8

1075: Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia. 1690: Ottoman troops capture Belgrade. 1769: Captain James Cook lands in Poverty

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It happened today – this day in history – October 6

1762: British troops occupy Manila, Philippines. 1854: The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths. 1889: The

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It happened today – this day in history – October 5

1568: The trial of Mary, Queen of Scots begins at the Conference of York. 1796: Spain declares war on England.

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It happened today – this day in history – October 4

1539: Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves. 1669: Death of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn aged 66. 1777: General George

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It happened today – this day in history – October 3

52BC: Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar. 42BC: Gaius Cassius, Roman senator and conspirator

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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It happened today – this day in history – September 30

1399: Richard II abdicates. 1520: Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan. 1544: Henry VIII pulls

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It happened today – this day in history – September 29

1547: Birth of author Miguel de Cervantes. 1571: Birth of artist Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) in Milan. 1650: Henry

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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 27

1066: William the Conqueror’s Norman troops set sail for England. 1590: Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen

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