It happened today – this day in history – July 5

1295: Scotland and France form an alliance against England. 1596: The English fleet captures Cadiz. 1687: Isaac Newton’s great work

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It happend today – this day in history – July 2

1214: The Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England’s attempt to reclaim Normandy from France. 1566:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 3

1621: Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon is accused of bribery. 1758: Death of Pope Benedict XIV aged 83. 1802: Washington DC

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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 – February 20

1472: Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment. 1547: Edward VI is crowned

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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 – January 11

1693: The most powerful earthquake in Italian recorded history strikes Sicily and Southern Italy. 1787: Titania and Oberon, moons of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 5

1066: Death of Edward the Confessor. 1463: French poet Francois Villon is banished from Paris. 1500: Duke Ludovico Sforza reconquers

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It happened today – this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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