It happened today -this day in history – May 16

1527: Florence becomes a republic. 1532: Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor. 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots flees to

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It happened today – this day in history – May 11

330: Byzantium becomes the capital of the Roman Empire. 1310: 54 Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France

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It happened today – this day in history – April 7

1724: Bach’s “St John Passion” premieres in Leipzig. 1739: Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed for horse theft. 1770: Birth of

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It happened today – this day in history – October 22

362: The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire. 1383: A two-year period

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It happened today – this day in history – October 21

1520: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific

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It happened today – this day in history – October 11

1138: An earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000. 1521: Pope Leo X titles Henry VIII “Defender of the

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It happened today – this day in history – September 19

1356: English forces under Edward The Black Prince defeat the French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French

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It happened today – this day in history – September 13

122AD: Building begins on Hadrian’s Wall. 1503: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David. 1574: The Turkish fleet recaptures

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It happened today – this day in history – August 14

1040: King Duncan I of Scotland is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. 1498: Christopher Columbus

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