It happened today – this day in history – June 28

1461: Edward IV is crowned king of England. 1491: Birth of Henry VIII in London. 1577: Birth of Flemish Baroque

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It happened today – this day in history – June 22

168BC: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War. 1377: Richard II

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It happened today – this day in history – June 4

781BC: The oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse. 1070: Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France. 1615:

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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 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 25

1284: Birth of Edward II at Caernarfon Castle, Wales. 1599: Oliver Cromwell is born in Huntingdon. 1607: The Dutch fleet

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It happened today – this day in history – February 24

1208. St Francis of Assisi receives his vocation aged 26 in Portiuncula, Italy. 1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic

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It happened today – this day in history – November 3

1493: Christopher Columbus ‘discovers’ the island of Dominica. 1534: Parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII and subsequent

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It happened today – this day in history – October 27

939: Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England. 1644: Charles I defeats parliamentary armies at the Second Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 29

1261: Jacques Pantaleon is elected as Pope Urban IV. 1350: The English fleet under Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet

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