It happened today – this day in history – June 15

763BC: Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history. 1215: King John

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It happened today – this day in history – June 13

1525: Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and

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It happened today – this day in history – June 7

1099: First crusaders arrive in Jerusalem. 1329: Death of Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland. 1494: Spain and Portugal divide

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It happened today – this day in history – June 4

1070: Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France. 1647: Charles I is taken prisoner by the English Parliamentary

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It happened today – this day in history – May 30

1381: Peasant uprising begins in Essex. 1431: Joan of Arc, aged 19, is burned at the stake in Rouen. 1445:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 5

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494: Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at

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It happened today – this day in history – April 27

1124: David I becomes king of Scots. 1296: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England at The Battle

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It happened today – this day in history – March 27

196BC: Ptolemy V becomes Pharaoh of Egypt. 1378: Death of Gregory XI, the last French Pope. 1513: Spanish conquistador Juan

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It happened today – this day in history – March 10

241BC: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end. 37AD: Death of Roman Emperor

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