It happened today – this day in history – July 22

1099: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem during the

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It happened today – this day in history – July 19

64AD: Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire 711: Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their

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It happened today – this day on history – July 18

64: The Great Fire of Rome begins under Emperor Nero. 1290: Edward I orders the expulsion of Jews from England

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It happened today – this day in history – July 15

971: According to legend, English saint Swithun is reburied inside Winchester Cathedral (against his wishes), whereby a terrible storm proceeds

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It happened today – this day in history – July 11

138: Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as emperor of Rome. 1274: Birth of Robert the Bruce in Scotland. 1346: Charles IV

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It happened today – this day in history – July 9

1401: Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000. 1540: Henry VIII annuls his six month marriage to his fourth wife

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It happened today – this day in history – July 5

1295: Scotland and France form an alliance against England. 1596: The English fleet captures Cadiz. 1687: Isaac Newton’s great work

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It happened today – this day in history – June 30

1520: Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernan Cortes. Aztec emperor Montezuma

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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 26

1267: The Inquisition forms in Rome under Pope Clement IV. 1284: According to the Lüneburg manuscript, a piper leads 130

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