It happened today – this day in history – February 25

138: Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 1570: Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I for heresy

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It happened today – this day in history – February 2

1141: King Stephen is captured by forces loyal to Empress Matilda at the Battle of Lincoln. 1349: At least 200

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It happened today – this day in history – December 8

1542: Mary, Queen of Scots is born in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland. 1710: General James Stanhope is captured by French and

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It happened today – this day in history – July 20

356BC: Alexander the Great is born in Macedonia. 1304: Edward I of England takes Stirling Castle, the last rebel stronghold

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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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