It happened today – this day in history – January 27

1556: Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. 1591: Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian

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It happened today – this day in history – January 22

871: The Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex at the Battle of Basing. 1371: King Robert II of

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It happened today – this day in history – December 20

1192: Richard I is captured in Vienna. 1606: The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery, Godspeed

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It happened today – this day in history – December 4

1123: Death of Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher Omar Khayyám. 1154: Nicholas Breakspear is elected Pope Adrian IV, the

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It happened today – this day in history – November 17

1511: England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign the Treaty of Westminster, an anti-French covenant. 1555: William of Orange

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It happened today – this day in history – August 21

1192: Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and de facto ruler of Japan. 1264: Kublai Khan accepts the surrender of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 14

1040: King Duncan I of Scotland is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. 1498: Christopher Columbus

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It happened today – this day in history – July 10

48BC: Julius Ceasar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania).

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 20

1192: Richard The Lionheart is captured in Vienna. 1606: The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery,

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