It happened today – this day in history – August 7

1560: Birth of Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and most prolific female serial killer in history, in Nyírbátor. 1573: Francis Drake’s

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It happened today – this day in history – May 31

1279BC: Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 1495: Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III, dies aged

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It happened today – this day in history – February 10

1098: Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch. 1355: The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, leaving

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It happened today – this day in history – January 29

1594: Mathematician John Napier predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700. 1728: John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – August 7

1560: Birth of Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and most prolific female serial killer in history, in Nyírbátor. 1573: Francis Drake’s

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It happened today – this day in history – May 2

1194: Richard I gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. 1497: John Cabot’s expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across

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