It happened today – this day in history – October 4

1539: Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves. 1669: Death of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn aged 66. 1777: General George

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It happened today – this day in history – September 22

66: Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica. 1499: Switzerland becomes an independent state. 1515: Anne of Cleves, fourth wife

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It happened today – this day in history – July 30

762: The city of Baghdad is founded by Abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad. 1678: English troops land

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It happened today – this day in history – June 16

1487: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell at the Battle of Stoke Field – the last

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It happened today – this day in history – May 22

334BC: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of the Granicus. 1176:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 16

1527: Florence becomes a republic. 1532: Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor. 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots flees to

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It happened today – this day in history – April 27

1124: David I becomes king of Scots. 1296: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England at The Battle

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It happened today – this day in history – April 19

1770: Captain James Cook first sights Australia. 1775: The American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1824: Death of Lord Byron

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It happened today – this day in history – April 15

1450: The French defeat the English at the Battle of Formigny in the 100 Years’ War. 1452: Birth of Leonardo

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