It happened today – this day in history – December 9

1608: Birth of poet John Milton in London. 1625: England and The Netherlands sign a military treaty. 1688: James II’s

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It happened today – this day in history – October 29

539BC: King Cyrus “the Great” of Persia marches into Babylon, freeing Jewish captives and allowing them to return home. 1390:

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It happened today – this day in history – August 7

1560: Birth of Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and most prolific female serial killer in history, in Nyírbátor. 1573: Francis Drake’s

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