It happened today – this day in history – August 22

565: St Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness. 1138: English defeat the Scottish at Cowton Moor, Yorks. 1485:

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It happened today – this day in history – June 11

1144: Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church. 1345: Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of

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It happened today – this day in history – April 28

1202: King Philip II expels King John of England from France. 1770: Captain James Cook lands at Botany Bay, Australia.

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It happened today – this day in history – April 19

1770: Captain James Cook first sights Australia. 1775: The American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1824: Death of Lord Byron

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 14

1400: Richard II is murdered at Pontefract Castle. 1556: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic. 1689: Parliament places Mary

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