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 – December 22

1688: James II supporter the Earl of Danby occupies York. 1689: An earthquake strikes Innsbruck, Austria. 1790: The supposedly impenetrable

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It happened today – this day in history – October 15

70BC: Birth of Roman poet Virgil. 1501: Heir to the throne and older brother of Henry VIII, Prince Arthur, marries

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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 – March 25

1199: Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6. 1306:

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