It happened today – this day in history – May 23

1430: Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne and sold to the English. 1533: Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of

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It happened today – this day in history – April 19

1713: Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction, decreeing that Habsburg possessions can be inherited by a daughter.

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It happened today – this day in history – February 19

1473: Birth of mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. 1736: Handel’s “Alexander’s Feast” premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. 1819:

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It happened today – this day in history – January 21

1542: English Parliament passes the bill of attainder against Henry VIII’s wife Katherine Howard. 1549: The Act of Uniformity is

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It happened today – this day in history – December 30

1460: The Duke of York is killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for Henry VI at the Battle

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It happened today – this day in history – September 2

44BC: Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. 1192: Sultan Saladin and Richard I of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 31

12AD: Birth of Caligula, third emperor of Rome. 1422: Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine

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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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It happened today – this day in history – August 1

30BC: Marc Antony (Marcus Antonius) commits suicide aged 53. 10BC: Birth of Emperor Claudius (Tberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus). 527: Justinian I

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It happened today – this day in history – May 23

1430: Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne and sold to the English. 1533: Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of

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