It happened today – this day in history – October 7

1492: Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course. 1542: Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast

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It happened today – this day in history – October 5

1568: The trial of Mary, Queen of Scots begins at the Conference of York. 1796: Spain declares war on England.

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It happened today – this day in history – August 16

1513: Henry VIII and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I beat France at the Battle of the Spurs at Guinegate. 1743:

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