It happened today – this day in history – July 20

356BC: Alexander the Great is born in Macedonia. 1304: Edward I of England takes Stirling Castle, the last rebel stronghold

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It happened today – this day in history – July 5

1295: Scotland and France form an alliance against England. 1596: The English fleet captures Cadiz. 1687: Isaac Newton’s great work

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It happened today – this day in history – April 6

46BC: Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus. 1199: Death of Richard

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It happened today – this day in history – March 6

1475: Birth of Michelangelo in Tuscany. 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1619: Birth of French playwright Cyrano de

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It happened today – this day in history – February 17

1461: Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans – Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

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It happened today – this day in history – February 8

1587: Mary, Queen Of Scots is beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle aged 44. 1622: James I disbands the English parliament. 1690:

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It happened today – this day in history – July 27

1214: King John of England loses Normandy and his other possessions in France to Philip II of France (hence his

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It happened today – this day in history – July 5

1295: Scotland and France form an alliance against England. 1596: The English fleet captures Cadiz. 1687: Isaac Newton’s great work

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It happened today – this day in history – April 4

1406: Death of Robert III, King of Scots. 1558: Ivan the Terrible gives parts of north Russia to fur traders.

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