It happened today – this day in history – October 18

1009: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks

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It happened today – this day in history – October 17

79: Mt. Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, killing thousands. 1346: King David II of

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It happened today – this day in history – October 16

1384: Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman. 1555: Hugh Latimer, bishop and royal chaplain, is burned

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It happened today – this day in history – October 15

70BC: Birth of Roman poet Virgil. 1501: Heir to the throne and older brother of Henry VIII, Prince Arthur, marries

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It happened today – this day in history – October 14

1066: The Battle of Hastings. William the Conqueror and his Norman army defeat the English forces of Harold II who

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It happened today – this day in history – October 12

1216: King John loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons. 1459: Richard of

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It happened today – this day in history – October 11

1138: An earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000. 1521: Pope Leo X titles Henry VIII “Defender of the

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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 – October 9

768: Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks. 1192: Richard I leaves Jerusalem in disguise.

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