It happened today – this day in history – October 21

1520: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific

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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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It happened today – this day in history – September 4

1571: Catholic rebellion in Scotland. 1682: Astronomer Edmond Halley observes the comet named after him. 1824: Birth of composer Anton

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It happened today – this day in history – August 26

1346: Edward III’s longbows defeat Philip VI of France’s army at the Battle of Crécy. Cannons are used for the

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It happened today – this day in history – August 24

410: Rome is overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I. 1215: Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid. 1217: The

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It happened today – this day in history – March 28

193AD: Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.

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