It happened today – this day in history – May 15

1213: King John names Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury. 1248: Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays the cornerstone for Cologne

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It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1144: Gherardo Caccianemici is elected Pope Lucius II. 1496: Jews

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It happened today – this day on history – March 11

537: Goths lay siege to Rome. 1513: Giovanni de’ Medici chosen as Pope Leo X. 1702: The first English daily

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It happened today – this day in history – February 20

1472: Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment. 1547: Edward VI is crowned

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It happened today – this day in history – February 12

1502: Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon on his second voyage to India. 1554: Queen of England for nine

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It happened today – this day in history – February 9

1540: The first recorded race meet in England at Roodee Fields, Chester. 1554: Sir Thomas Wyatt is is defeated and

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It happened today – this day in history – October 25

1400: Author and poet Geoffrey Chaucer dies aged 54. 1415: Henry V’s forces defeat the larger French army at the

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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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