It happened today – this day in history – July 12

1109: Crusaders capture Tripoli. 1191: Richard I (the Lionheart) and crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine. 1542: French troops occupy Flanders.

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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 24

15BC: Birth of Julius Caesar Germanicus. 1153: Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots. 1218: The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre 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 – January 30

1505: English composer Thomas Tallis is born in Kent. 1607: Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 1

49: Roman emperor Claudius marries his niece Agrippina. 1502: Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro. 1515: Francis I succeeds Louis

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It happened today – this day in history – November 21

1620: The Pilgrim Fathers reach Provincetown Harbour, Massachusetts. 1694: French writer and philosopher Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) is born in Paris.

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It happened today – this day in history – September 14

81AD: Dometian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. 1662: The Netherlands and England

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It happened today – this day in history – July 22

1099: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem during the

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It happened today – this day in history – July 12

1109: Crusaders capture Tripoli. 1191: Richard the Lionheart and crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine. 1542: French troops occupy Flanders. 1543:

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