It happened today – this day in history – January 27

1556: Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. 1591: Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian

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It happened today – this day in history – January 24

41: Claudius becomes Roman Emperor on the assassination of his nephew Caligula by the Praetorian Guard. 1121: Henry I marries

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It happened today – this day in history – January 16

550: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege by bribing the Isaurian garrison. 1362: A storm

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It happened today – this day in history – January 10

49BC: Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, signalling the start of civil war which would lead

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It happened today – this day in history – September 13

122AD: Building begins on Hadrian’s Wall. 1503: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David. 1574: The Turkish fleet recaptures

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It happened today – this day in history – September 2

44BC: Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. 1192: Sultan Saladin and Richard I of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 23

476: Odoacer is proclaimed King of Italy by his troops 1305: Scottish patriot William Wallace is executed for high treason

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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 – July 23

636: Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire. 1148: Crusaders attack Damascus. 1745: Charles Edward Stuart,

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