It happened today – this day in history – June 17

1239: Birth of Edward I in London. 1462: Vlad Dracula III (the Impaler) attempts to assassinate Mehmed II, forcing him

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It happened today – this day in history – May 20

1293: An earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, killing 30,000. 1303: The Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges

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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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It happened today – this day in history – February 27

1594: Henry IV is crowned king of France. 1670: Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I. 1678:

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It happened today – this day in history – February 12

1502: Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon on his second voyage to India. 1554: Queen of England for nine

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It happened today – this day in history – February 1

1327: Teenager Edward III is crowned king of England but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and

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It happened today – this day in history – January 23

1368: Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as Hongwu Emperor, initiating the Ming Dynasty. 1556: The deadliest earthquake

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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 – September 21

19BC: Death of Roman poet Virgil aged 50. 1192: Richard I is captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria. 1327:

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It happened today – this day in history – September 18

1180: Death of Louis VII, King of France. 1544: Henry VIII’s troops occupy Boulogne. 1709: Birth of lexicographer Samuel Johnson

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