It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1348: A ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. 1360: The Treaty of Brétigny

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It happened today – this day in history – April 1

1318: Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English. 1724: Henry Pelham is appointed English minister of War. 1748:

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It happened today – this day in history – December 10

1394: James I of Scotland is born in Dunfermline Palace. 1510: Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his

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It happened today – this day in history – December 7

43BC: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator and politician is assassinated in Formiae. 1598: Artist and architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini is

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It happened today – this day in history – December 6

343: Greek Bishop St Nicholas, model for the modern day Father Christmas, dies aged 73. 1240: Mongols under Batu Khan

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It happened today – this day in history – August 28

1189: Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan. 1521: Belgrade is captured by troops of Turkish Sultan

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It happened today – this day in history – June 9

68AD: Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by

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It happened today – this day in history – February 17

1461: Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans – Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

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It happened today – this day in history – December 6

343: Greek Bishop St Nicholas, model for the modern day Father Christmas, dies aged 73. 1240: Mongols under Batu Khan

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