It happened today – this day in history – July 9

1401: Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000. 1540: Henry VIII annuls his six month marriage to his fourth wife

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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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