It happened today – this day in history – February 19

1473: Birth of mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. 1736: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1819:

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It happened today – this day in history – December 13

1294: Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months. 1466: Death of artist Donatello aged 80. 1577: Sir

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It happened today – this day in history – July 30

762: The city of Baghdad is founded by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad. 1678: English troops land

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It happened today – this day in history – July 30

762: The city of Baghdad is founded by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad. 1678: English troops land

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