It happened today – this day in history – July 17

1203: The siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth crusade. 1585: English secret service discovers Anthony Babington’s murder plot against

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It happened today – this day in history – May 4

1471: The Battle of Tewkesbury, the final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of

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It happened today – this day in history – April 27

1124: David I becomes king of Scots. 1296: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England at The Battle

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It happened today – this day in history – April 20

1611: First known performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the Globe Theatre, London. 1657: Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: The

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It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 28

1728: Handel’s opera “Siroe, re di Persia” premieres in London. 1749: Henry Fieldings’ novel “Tom Jones” published. 1784: John Wesley

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 24

1510: Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice. 1527: Ferdinand of Austria is crowned as king of Bohemia. 1582:

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 23

1633: Birth of diarist Samuel Pepys. 1685: Birth of composer George Frideric Handel in Halle, Germany. 1689: William III is

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