It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1360: The Treaty of Brétigny signed by England and France ends the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War. 1521:

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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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It happened today – this day in history – May 1

1328: The Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state. 1544: Turkish troops occupy Hungary. 1700:

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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 26

1514: Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn. 1655: The Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant’s desire to exclude

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It happened today – this day in history – April 25

1284: Birth of Edward II at Caernarfon Castle, Wales. 1599: Oliver Cromwell is born in Huntingdon. 1607: The Dutch fleet

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It happened today – this day in history – April 21

753BC: Traditional date for when Romulus and Remus founded Rome. 1536: Thomas Cromwell begins to plan Anne Boleyn’s downfall while

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It happened today – this day in history – April 20

1611: First known performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the Globe Theatre, London. 1657: Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: The

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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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