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This Day in History - January 10

January 10 49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of the Roman civil war 1072 – Robert Guiscard capture Palermo in Sicily 1429 – Order of Golden Fleece, a new order of c

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This Day in History - January 9

January 9 1324 – Italian explorer, Marco Polo dies 1431 – The trial of Joan of Arc begins in Rouen, France 1493 – Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sees manatees near the Dominican Republic

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This Day in History - January 8

January 8 794 – The Vikings attack Lindisfarne Island 1587 – Astronomer Johannes Fabricius is born 1642 – Astronomer Galileo Galilei dies 1681 – The Treaty of Radzin ends a war between

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This Day in History - January 7

January 7 1327 – King Edward II of England is deposed 1536 – Catherine of Aragon dies 1558 – The French take the port of Calais from the English 1610 – Italian astronomer Galileo Galil

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This Day in History - January 6

January 6 1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King Harold II of England 1367 – Richard II, son of Edward the Black Prince, is born 1412 – French Saint and heroine, Joan of Arc is born 1540 &n

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This Day in History - January 5

January 5 1477 – Charles, the Bold of Burgundy, is defeated by the Swiss at the Battle of Nancy 1589 – Italian and French wife of Henry II of France, Catherine de’ Medici dies 1643 – Anne