It happened today – this day in history – June 5

70AD: Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem. 1625: Death of composer Orlando Gibbons. 1661: Isaac

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It happened today – this day in history – May 31

1279BC: Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 1495: Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III, dies aged

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It happened today – this day in history – May 28

1431: Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

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It happened today – this day in history – March 27

196BC: Ptolemy V becomes Pharaoh of Egypt. 1309: Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population. 1378: Death of

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It happened today – this day in history – March 13

1639: Cambridge College, Massachusetts, is renamed Harvard. 1781: William Herschel sees what he thinks is a comet but is actually

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It happened today – this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 31

1606: Guy Fawkes is hanged for his part in the Gunpowder Plot. 1747: The first venereal diseases clinic opens at

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It happened today – this day in history – January 6

1017: Cnut the Great is crowned king of England. 1066: King Harold I of England is crowned. 1367: Richard II

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It happened today – this day in history – October 11

1138: An earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000. 1521: Pope Leo X titles Henry VIII “Defender of the

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