It happened today – this day in history – July 29

904: Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli. 1221: Emperor Go-Horikawa, aged only 10 years

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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 27

1214: King John of England loses Normandy and his other possessions in France to Philip II of France (hence his

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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 – February 9

1540: The first recorded race meet in England at Roodee Fields, Chester. 1554: Sir Thomas Wyatt is is defeated and

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