It happened today – this day in history – January 31

1606: Guy Fawkes is hanged for his part in the Gunpowder Plot. 1747: The first venereal diseases clinic opens at

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It happened today – this day in history – September 28

551BC: Birth of Confucius. 48BC: Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. 935: Saint

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It happened today – this day in history – June 2

455: King Gaiseric and the Vandals sack Rome. 575: Benedict I begins his reign as Pope. 1740: Birth of the

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It happened today – this day in history – April 24

1731: Death of novelist Daniel Defoe. 1801: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Jahreszeiten”. 1872: Mt Vesuvius erupts in

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