It happened today – this day in history – July 10

48BC: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania).

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It happened today – this day in history – May 22

334BC: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of the Granicus. 1176:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 20

1293: An earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, killing 30,000. 1303: The Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges

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It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1348: A ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. 1360: The Treaty of Brétigny

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It happened today – this day in history – April 23

871: Death of Ethelred I, King of Wessex. 1014: King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – April 11

672: Deusdedit II begins his reign as Pope. 1471: In the Wars of the Roses King Edward IV of England

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It happened today – this day in history – February 17

1461: Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans – Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

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It happened today – this day in history – December 16

1431: Henry VI of England is crowned king of France. 1485: Birth of Catherine of Aragon in Madrid. 1497: Portuguese

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It happened today – this day in history – December 6

343: Greek Bishop St Nicholas, model for the modern day Father Christmas, dies aged 73. 1240: Mongols under Batu Khan

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It happened today – this day in history – October 30

1470: Henry VI returns to the English throne after the Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle during the War

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