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By Brent Ashworth
Dec 27, 2013

This Day in History Dec. 17

Events 546 – Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoths under king Totila plunder the city, by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 942 – Assassination of William I of Normandy. 1538 – Pope Paul III excommunicates Henry VIII of England. 1577 – Francis Drake sails from Plymouth, England, on a secret mission to explore the Pacific coast of […]