It happened today – this day in history – October 2

1187: Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders. 1452: Richard III is born in Fotheringhay Castle, Northants. 1492: Henry VII invades

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It happened today – this day in history – September 20

1187: Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem. 1258: Salisbury Cathedral is inaugurated. 1486: Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry

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It happened today – this day in history – September 15

921: Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin. 1254: Birth of explorer Marco Polo in

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It happened today – this day in history – March 16

1322: The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence. 1660: The English Long Parliament disbands.

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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 – January 22

871: The Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex at the Battle of Basing. 1371: King Robert II of

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 25

352: The first definite date Christmas was celebrated on this day. 597: England adopts the Julian calendar. 800: Pope Leo

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It happened today – this day in history – November 24

1434: The River Thames freezes over in London. 1542: The English beat Scottish King James V at the Battle of

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