It happened today – this day in history – October 19

202BC: Hannibal Barca and the Carthaginian army are defeated by Roman legions under Scipio Africanus at the Battle of Zama,

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It happened today – this day in history – September 22

66: Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica. 1499: Switzerland becomes an independent state. 1515: Anne of Cleves, fourth wife

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It happened today – this day in history – August 28

1189: Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan. 1521: Belgrade is captured by troops of Turkish Sultan

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It happened today – this day in history – August 25

1482: Death of Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI aged 52. 1530: Birth of Ivan the Terrible, first tsar

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It happened today – this day in history – August 17

1585: Antwerp surrenders after an 8-month siege by the Duke of Parma. 1743: The Treaty of Åbo is signed, ending

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It happened today – this day in history – August 13

1415: Henry V’s army lands at the mouth of the River Seine in France. 1521: Spanish conquistadors under Hernan Cortes

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It happened today – this day in history – July 26

1267: The Inquisition forms in Rome under Pope Clement IV. 1469: The forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick

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It happened today – this day in history – June 10

323BC: Death of Alexander the Great aged 32. 1190: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph

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It happened today – this day in history – January 13

1099: Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria. 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by Parliament forbidding alchemists to use

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It happened today – this day in history – January 2

17: Death of the Roman poet Ovid. 1570: Ivan the Terrible’s march to Novgorod begins. 1757: British troops occupy Calcutta.

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