It happened today – this day in history – May 11

330: Byzantium becomes the capital of the Roman Empire. 1310: 54 Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France

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It happened today – this day in history – April 11

1471: In the Wars of the Roses King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI. 1814: Napoleon abdicates

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It happened today – this day in history – December 21

1117: Archbishop of Centerbury Thomas Becket is born in London. 1804: Benjamin Disraeli is born in London. 1844: The Rochdale

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It happened today – this day in history – December 15

37: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus is born in Antium. 1488: Explorer Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming the

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It happened today – this day in history – December 12

1694: The Royal Society censures astronomer Edmond Halley for suggesting in a paper titled ‘Some considerations about the cause of

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It happened today – this day in history – June 15

763BC: Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history. 1215: King John

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It happened today – this day in history – June 1

193: Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated. 1215: Beijing is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan. 1495: First written

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It happened today – this day in history – May 11

330: Byzantium becomes the capital of the Roman Empire. 1310: 54 Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 12

1694: The Royal Society censures astronomer Edmond Halley for suggesting in a paper titled ‘Some considerations about the cause of

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