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Day History: April-17

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Events History

69-After the First Battle of Bedriacum -Vitellius becomes Roman Emperor.

1080-The List of Danish monarchs|King of Denmark -Harald III of Denmark|Harald III dies and is succeeded by Canute IV of Denmark|Canute IV, who would later be the first Danes|Dane to be canonization|canonized.

1349-Fall of the Bavand dynasty -and rise of the Afrasiyab dynasty.

1397- Geoffrey Chaucer -tells ''The Canterbury Tales'' for the first time at the court of Richard II of England|Richard II. Chaucer scholars have als