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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

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This Day in History - January 4

January 4 1643 – Scientist famous for his laws of gravity and planetary relations, Sir Isaac Newton, is born 1757 – Robert Francois Damiens tries and fails at assassinating King Louis XV of France 17

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This Day in History - January 3

January 3 106 BC – Roman author and statesman, Marcus Cicero is born 1496 – Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine 1521 – Martin Luther is excommunicated from the Roman Catholi

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This Day in History - January 2

January 2 366 – The Alamanni cross the Rhine River invading the Roman Empire 1492 – King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella’s Catholic forces take Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain 1570

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This Day in History - January 1

January 1 45 B.C. – New Year’s Day is celebrated for the first time in history when the Julian calendar takes effect 630 – The Prophet Muhammad sets out toward Mecca with the army that will captur