It happened today – this day in history – May 24

15BC: Birth of Julius Caesar Germanicus. 1153: Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots. 1543: Death of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus aged

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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 10

1291: Scottish nobles recognize the authority of English King Edward I. 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. 1534: French

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It happened today – this day in history – May 9

1092: Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. 1502: Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his fourth and final trip to the New World.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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It happened today – this day in history – May 3

1621: Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon is accused of bribery. 1758: Death of Pope Benedict XIV aged 83. 1802: Washington D.C.

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It happened today – this day in history – April 22

1370: Building begins on the Bastille in Paris. 1500: Pedro Alvares Cabral is the first European to discover Brazil and

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It happened today – this day in history – April 8

217AD: Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated. 1455: Alfonso de Borgia is elected Pope Callistus III. 1759: British troops chase the

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It happened today – this day in history – April 6

46BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus. 1199: Death of Richard

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It happened today – this day in history – April 4

1406: Death of Robert III, King of Scots. 1558: Ivan the Terrible gives parts of north Russia to fur traders.

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