It happened today – on this day in history – February 26

1564: Birth of dramatist Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury. 1606: First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Jansz.

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 24

1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice. 1527: Ferdinand of Austria is crowned as king of Bohemia. 1582:

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 23

1633: Birth of diarist Samuel Pepys. 1685: Birth of composer George Frideric Handel in Halle, Germany. 1689: William III is

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 21

1173: Pope Alexander III canonises Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. 1431: Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 20

1472: Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment. 1547: Edward VI is crowned

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It happened today – on 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 – on this day in history – February 18

1294: Death of Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. 1478: George, Duke of Clarence, is convicted of treason against his older brother

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