It happened today – this day in history – August 16

1513: Henry VIII and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I beat France at the Battle of the Spurs at Guinegate. 1743:

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It happened today – this day in history – August 10

991: The English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. 1497: Explorer John Cabot

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It happened today – this day in history – May 1

1328: The Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state. 1544: Turkish troops occupy Hungary. 1700:

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 19

1473: Birth of mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. 1736: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1819:

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It happened today – this day in history – November 2

1470: Edward V is born in Westminster. 1734: Birth of American frontiersman Daniel Boone in Pennsylvania. 1755: Birth of Marie

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