It happened today – this day in history – June 30

1520: Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernan Cortes. Aztec emperor Montezuma

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It happened today – this day in history – June 9

68AD: Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by

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It happened today – this day in history – May 4

1471: The Battle of Tewkesbury, the final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of

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It happened today – this day in history – March 21

1413: Henry of Monmouth, Prince of Wales, becomes King Henry V of England. 1610: King James I of England and

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It happened today – this day in history – February 11

660BC: The traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. 55: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the

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It happened today – this day in history – January 29

1594: Mathematician John Napier predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700. 1728: John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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It happened today – this day in history – December 5

771: Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman. 1456: An earthquake strikes

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It happened today – this day in history – October 10

1375: The Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands. 1549: The Duke of Somerset is dismissed as Lord Protector and

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It happened today – this day in history – June 30

1520: Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernan Cortes. Aztec emperor Montezuma

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