It happened today – this day in history – January 13

1099: Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria. 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by Parliament forbidding alchemists to use

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It happened today – this day in history – November 22

1220: Frederick II is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Honorius III. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds the

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It happened today – this day in history – November 20

1272: Edward I is proclaimed King of England after the death of his father, Henry III. He would take two

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It happened today – this day in history – November 6

1528: Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas. 1796: Death

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It happened today – this day in history – October 23

42BC: One of Julius Caesar’s assassins, Brutus commits suicide. 1091: A tornado hits London, destroying the wooden London Bridge. 1642:

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It happened today – this day in history – October 16

1384: Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman. 1555: Hugh Latimer, bishop and royal chaplain, is burned

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It happened today – this day in history – August 28

1189: Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan. 1521: Belgrade is captured by troops of Turkish Sultan

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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 – July 29

904: Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli. 1221: Emperor Go-Horikawa, aged only 10 years

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It happened today – this day in history – July 25

306: Constantine I is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his troops. 1261: Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for

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