It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1144: Gherardo Caccianemici is elected Pope Lucius II. 1496: Jews

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It happened today – this day in history – February 18

1294: Death of Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. 1478: George, Duke of Clarence, is convicted of treason against his older brother

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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 – 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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