It happened today – this day in history – September 5

1548: Death of Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII. 1638: Birth of Louis XIV in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.

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It happened today – this day in history – August 15

1248: Construction of Cologne Cathedral begins. 1519: Panama City is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. 1548: Mary, Queen

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It happened today – this day in history – August 13

1415: Henry V’s army lands at the mouth of the River Seine in France. 1521: Spanish conquistadors under Hernan Cortes

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It happened today – this day in history – August 11

1492: Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI. 1597: Germany throws out English sales people. 1786: Captain Francis Light establishes

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It happened today – this day in history – August 9

48BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. 681: Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on

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It happened today – this day in history – June 24

1314: Scotland regains independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1340: The English fleet destroys the French at the

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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 – May 20

1293: An earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, killing 30,000. 1303: The Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges

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It happened today – this day in history – May 6

1502: James Tyrrell, the alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower is executed. 1527: Spanish and German imperial troops

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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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