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 5

456: Saint Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop. 1424: James I of Scotland returns home after 18 years

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It happened today – this day in history – April 3

1043: Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 1367: Henry IV is born in Bolingbroke Castle, Lincs. 1657: Lord

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It happened today – this day in history – April 2

742: Birth of Charlemagne. 1513: Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for Spain. 1725: Giacomo Casanova, writer, adventurer and famous

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It happened today – this day in history – March 31

1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, The Philippines. 1596: Birth of French philosopher

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It happened today – this day in history – March 30

1296: Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during an armed conflict between Scotland and England. 1533: Thomas Cranmer becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 29

1461: Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Duke of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI

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It happened today – this day in history – March 27

196BC: Ptolemy V becomes Pharaoh of Egypt. 1378: Death of Gregory XI, the last French Pope. 1513: Spanish conquistador Juan

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It happened today – this day in history – March 26

127AD: Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy begins his observations of the heavens. 1668: England takes control of Bombay. 1780: The

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