It happened today – this day in history – April 24

1731: Death of novelist Daniel Defoe. 1801: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Jahreszeiten”. 1872: Mt Vesuvius erupts in

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 23

1633: Birth of diarist Samuel Pepys. 1685: Birth of composer George Frideric Handel in Halle, Germany. 1689: William III is

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