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 14

43BC: The Battle of Forum Gallorum: Marc Antony besieging Julius Caesar’s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces

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It happened today – this day in history – March 4

1193: Death of Saladin, first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. 1522: Anne Boleyn

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It happened today – this day in history – February 26

1564: Birth of dramatist Christopher Marlowe in Canterbury. 1606: First known European landing in Australia by Dutch navigator Willem Jansz.

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It happened today – 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 – 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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It happened today – this day in history – January 1

49: Roman emperor Claudius marries his niece Agrippina. 1502: Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro. 1515: Francis I succeeds Louis

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