It happened today – this day in history – April 30

1492: Christopher Columbus is given royal commission by Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II to equip his fleet to

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It happened today – this day in history – August 21

1192: Minamoto Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and de facto ruler of Japan. 1264: Kublai Khan accepts the surrender of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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