It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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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 7

1724: Bach’s “St John Passion” premieres in Leipzig. 1739: Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed for horse theft. 1770: Birth of

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It happened today – this day in history – April 5

456: St Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop. 1424: James I of Scotland returns home after 18 years

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It happened today – this day in history – April 2

742: Birth of Charlemagne. 1453: Turkish forces begin the siege of Constantinople. 1513: Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for

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It happened today – this day in history – March 29

845: Paris is sacked by Viking raiders. 1461: Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Duke of York defeats

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It happened today – this day in history – March 24

1603: Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to

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It happened today – this day in history – March 21

1413: Henry of Monmouth, Prince of Wales, becomes King Henry V of England. 1610: King James I of England and

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It happened today – this day in history – March 5

1133: Birth of Henry II. 1496: Henry VII grants John Cabot a commission to explore for new lands. 1558: Smoking

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It happened today – this day in history – February 27

1594: Henry IV is crowned king of France. 1670: Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I. 1678:

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