It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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It happened today – this day in history – July 7

1307: Edward I dies aged 68. He is succeeded by his son Edward II. 1456: A retrial verdict acquits Joan

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It happened today – this day in history – January 1

49: Roman emperor Claudius marries his niece Agrippina. 1502: Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro. 1515: Francis I succeeds Louis

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