It happend today – this day in history – July 14

1682: Henry Purcell is appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London. 1714: The Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet at the

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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 – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1525: Paris’ parliament begins its pursuit of Protestants. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the

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It happened today – this day in history – January 29

1594: Mathematician John Napier predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700. 1728: John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – December 15

37: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus is born in Antium. 1488: Explorer Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming the

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It happened today – this day in history – July 14

1682: Henry Purcell is appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London. 1714: The Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet at the

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It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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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 – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana.

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