It happened today – this day in history – August 30

1146: European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time. 1751: George Frideric Handel completes his oratorio

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It happened today – this day in history – August 19

14AD: Death of first Roman Emperor Augustus aged 75. 1274: Edward I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey

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It happened today – this day in history – April 1

1318: Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English. 1748: The ruins of Pompeii are rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque

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It happened today – this day in history – May 27

1564: Death of Protestant religious reformer John Calvin aged 54. 1679: The Habeas Corpus Act (strengthening a person’s right to

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