It happened today – this day in history – July 15

971: According to legend, English saint Swithun is reburied inside Winchester Cathedral (against his wishes), whereby a terrible storm proceeds

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It happened today – this day in history – July 9

1401: Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000. 1540: Henry VIII annuls his six month marriage to his fourth wife

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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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