It happened today – on this day in history – March 8

1531: Henry VIII is recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury. 1702: Queen Anne

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It happened today – this day in history – January 28

814: Death of Charlemagne aged 71. 1099: Siege of Hosn-el-Akrad, Syria, during the First Crusade. 1225: Birth of St Thomas

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It happened today – this day in history – January 15

1412: Birth of Joan of Arc. 1535: Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England. 1552: France signs

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It happened today – this day in history – November 15

1492: Christopher Columbus makes the first recorded reference to tobacco. 1515: Thomas Wolsey is invested as a cardinal. 1532: Pope

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