It happened today – this day in history – January 8

871: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great defeat the invading Danish army at the Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 4

46BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina. 87: Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by the Danish

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It happened today – this day in history – January 1

49: Roman emperor Claudius marries his niece Agrippina. 1502: Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro. 1515: Francis I succeeds Louis

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It happened today – this day in history – November 26

1476: Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes

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It happened today – this day in history – November 21

1620: The Pilgrim Fathers reach Provincetown Harbour, Massachusetts. 1694: French writer and philosopher Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) is born in Paris.

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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It happened today – this day in history – August 1

30BC: Marc Antony (Marcus Antonius) commits suicide aged 53. 10BC: Birth of Emperor Claudius (Tberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus). 527: Justinian I

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It happened today – this day in history – July 30

762: The city of Baghdad is founded by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad. 1678: English troops land

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It happened today – this day in history – July 16

1054: Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on

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It happened today – this day in history – June 27

1462: Louis XII is born in Château de Blois, France. 1550: Charles IX is born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. 1542: Conquistador

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