It happened today – this day in history – June 20

451: Roman and Visigoth forces defeat Attila the Hun in north east France. 1214: The University of Oxford receives its

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It happened today – this day in history – June 13

1525: Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and

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It happened today – this day in history – May 9

1092: Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. 1502: Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his fourth and final trip to the New World.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 6

1502: James Tyrrell, the alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower is executed. 1527: Spanish and German imperial troops

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It happened today – this day in history – March 17

45BC: In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the

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It happened today – this day in history – February 18

1294: Death of Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. 1478: George, Duke of Clarence, is convicted of treason against his older brother

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It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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It happened today – this day in history – September 29

1547: Birth of author Miguel de Cervantes. 1571: Birth of artist Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) in Milan. 1650: Henry

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It happened today – this day in history – July 23

636: Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire. 1148: Crusaders attack Damascus. 1745: Charles Edward Stuart,

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