It happened today – this day in history – May 27

1564: Death of Protestant religious reformer John Calvin aged 54. 1679: The Habeas Corpus Act (strengthening a person’s right to

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It happened today – this day in history – May 3

1621: Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon is accused of bribery. 1758: Death of Pope Benedict XIV aged 83. 1802: Washington D.C.

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It happened today – this day in history – April 29

1429: Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans. 1587: Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz and sinks the

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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 2

1316: Birth of King Robert II of Scotland, first monarch of the House of Stewart. 1629: Charles I dissolves parliament,

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It happened today – this day in history – February 22

1512: Death of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. 1630: Native Amerian Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn at Thanksgiving. 1732: Birth of

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It happened today – this day in history – February 4

211: Roman Emperor Septimus Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and

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It happened today – this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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It happened today – this day in history – December 25

352: The first definite date Christmas was celebrated on this day. 597: England adopts the Julian calendar. 800: Pope Leo

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