It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – December 17

546: The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398: Turkic conqueror Tamerlane captures and sacks

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It happened today – this day in history – December 14

872: John VIII elected as Catholic Pope. 1476: Vlad III Dracula dies in battle aged 45. 1503: Birth of astrologer

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It happened today – this day in history – October 5

1568: The trial of Mary, Queen of Scots begins at the Conference of York. 1796: Spain declares war on England.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 22

334BC: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of the Granicus. 1176:

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 17

546: The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398: Turkic conqueror Tamerlane captures and sacks

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