It happened today – this day in history – July 4

1415: Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII. 1610: Sigmund III’s Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army defeats

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It happened today – this day in history – May 5

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494: Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at

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It happened today – this day in history – April 16

1457BC: Egyptian forces of Thutmose III defeat a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh at the Battle of Megiddo

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It happened today – this day in history – October 11

1138: An earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000. 1521: Pope Leo X titles Henry VIII “Defender of the

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It happened today – this day in history – October 7

1492: Christopher Columbus misses discovering Florida when he changes course. 1542: Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the

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It happened today – this day in history – October 2

1187: Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders. 1452: Richard III is born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northants. 1492: Henry VII invades

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It happened today – this day in history – September 28

551BC: Birth of Confucius. 48BC: Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. 935: Saint

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It happened today – this day in history – May 5

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494: Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at

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It happened today – this day in history – April 16

1457BC: Egyptian forces of Thutmose III defeat a large Canaanite coalition under King of Kadesh at the Battle of Megiddo

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It happened today – this day in history – March 25

1199: Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6. 1306:

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