It happened today – this day in history – July 19

64AD: Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire 711: Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their

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It happened today – this day in history – March 5

1133: Birth of Henry II. 1496: Henry VII grants John Cabot a commission to explore for new lands. 1558: Smoking

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It happened today – this day in history – March 2

1316: Birth of King Robert II of Scotland, first monarch of the House of Stewart. 1629: Charles I dissolves parliament,

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It happened today – this day in history – January 4

46BC: Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina. 87: Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by the Danish

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It happened today – this day in history – July 24

1148: Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade. 1411: The Battle of Harlaw, one of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 20

1265: The first English Parliament summoned other than by royal command (by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) meets in

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It happened today – this day in history – January 4

46BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina. 87: Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by the Danish

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It happened today – this day in history – July 19

1543: Death of Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of Henry VIII. 1545: Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth;

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It happened today – this day in history – January 4

46BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina. 87: Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by the Danish

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