Did the apparent magnitude of the Sun change in the past 1000 years or so? If so, for what reasons?
No. The apparent magnitude of the sun is constant to within 0.2% How long it has been that way is only speculation since measurements aren't available. 1000 years is a very short time period in the life cycle of a star. Its safe to say yes its been constant for 1,000 years. There is a small variation based on the 11 year sun spot cycle but this variation is reported at less than 0.1%. There is also a larger variation due to the difference in Earth-to-Sun distance caused by the earths elliptical orbit. This effect is about 7%. This is no due to the sun but rather due to the eccentricity of Earths orbit. There are also minor effects with a cycle time or much greater than 1,000 years. These also due to variations in Earths orbit.