It happened today – this day in history – May 22

334BC: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of the Granicus. 1176:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 14

1264: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats Henry III at the Battle of Lewes in the 2nd

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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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It happened today – this day in history – April 29

1429: Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans. 1587: Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz and sinks the

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It happened today – this day in history – April 5

456: Saint Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop. 1424: James I of Scotland returns home after 18 years

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It happened today – this day in history – April 4

1406: Death of Robert III, King of Scots. 1581: Francis Drake is knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard the Golden

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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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It happened today – this day in history – March 24

1603: Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to

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