It happened today – this day in history – March 14

1689: Scotland dismisses William III and Mary Stuart as king and queen. 1757: On board his own flagship HMS Monarch,

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It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1144: Gherardo Caccianemici is elected Pope Lucius II. 1496: Jews

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It happened today – this day on history – March 11

537: Goths lay siege to Rome. 1513: Giovanni de’ Medici chosen as Pope Leo X. 1702: The first English daily

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It happened today – this day in history – March 9

1454: Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci is born in Florence. 1497: Nicholaus Copernicus’ first recorded astronomical observation. 1522: Martin Luther begins

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It happened today – this day in history – March 6

1475: Birth of Michelangelo in Tuscany. 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1619: Birth of French playwright Cyrano de

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It happened today – this day in history – February 17

1461: Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans – Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

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It happened today – this day in history – February 9

1540: The first recorded race meet in England at Roodee Fields, Chester. 1554: Sir Thomas Wyatt is is defeated and

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It happened today – this day in history – February 5

1488: Roman Catholic German Emperor Maximilian I is captured in Belgium. 1597: A group of early Japanese Christians, known as

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It happened today – this day in history – January 19

1419: Rouen surrenders to Henry V in the Hundred Years’ War. 1547: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is executed in

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It happened today – this day in history – December 24

563: The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes. 1167:

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