It happened today – on this day in history – February 21

1173: Pope Alexander III canonises Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. 1431: Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 20

1472: Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment. 1547: Edward VI is crowned

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 19

1473: Birth of mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. 1736: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1819:

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 18

1294: Death of Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. 1478: George, Duke of Clarence, is convicted of treason against his older brother

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 16

600: Pope Gregory the Great decrees saying “God bless You” is the correct response to a sneeze. 1641: Charles I

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 14

1400: Richard II is murdered at Pontefract Castle. 1556: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic. 1689: Parliament places Mary

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It happened today – this day in history – February 13

1258: Baghdad falls to the Mongols as the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed and tens of thousands are slaughtered. 1542: Catherine

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