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January 22

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Events Pre-1600
  • 613 – Eight-month-old Constantine is crowned as co-emperor (Caesar) by his father Heraclius at Constantinople.
  • 871 – Battle of Basing: The West Saxons led by King Æthelred I are defeated by the Danelaw Vikings at Basing. *1506 – The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican. *1517 – The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya. *1555 – The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now Myanmar. 1601–1900 *1689 – The Convention Parliament convenes to determine whether James II and VII, the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, Ireland and Scotland, had vacated the thrones of England and Ireland when he fled to France in 1688. *1808 – The Portuguese royal family arrives in Brazil after fleeing the French army's invasion of Portugal two months earlier. *1824 – The Ashantis defeat British forces
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