It happened today – this day in history – August 14

1040: King Duncan I of Scotland is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. 1498: Christopher Columbus

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It happened today – this day in history – August 12

30BC: Cleopatra commits suicide. 1323: The Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first

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It happened today – this day in history – August 11

1492: Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI. 1597: Germany throws out English sales people. 1786: Captain Francis Light establishes

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It happened today – this day in history – August 7

1560: Birth of Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and most prolific female serial killer in history, in Nyírbátor. 1573: Francis Drake’s

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It happened today – this day in history – August 4

1265: Prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger at the Battle of Evesham. 1306: Wenceslaus III of Bohemia is

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It happened today – this day in history – July 28

1148: Crusaders abandon their siege of Damascus. 1540: Thomas Cromwell, chief minister for Henry VIII is executed for treason and

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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 – July 16

1054: Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on

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It happened today – this day in history – June 9

68AD: Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by

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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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