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 10

1291: Scottish nobles recognize the authority of English King Edward I. 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. 1534: French

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It happened today – this day in history – May 9

1092: Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. 1502: Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his fourth and final trip to the New World.

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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 30

1492: Christopher Columbus is given royal commission by Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II to equip his fleet to

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It happened today – this day in history – April 17

1397: Geoffrey Chaucer tells the “Canterbury Tales” for the first time at the court of Richard II. 1492: Christopher Columbus

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It happened today – this day in history – March 15

44BC: Julius Ceasar is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators in Rome.. 270AD: St Nicholas,

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It happened today – this day in history – January 16

550: The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege by bribing the Isaurian garrison. 1362: A storm

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It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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It happened today – this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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