It happened today – this day in history – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana.

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It happened today – this day on history – March 11

537: Goths lay siege to Rome. 1513: Giovanni de’ Medici chosen as Pope Leo X. 1702: The first English daily

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It happened today – this day in history – February 11

660BC: The traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. 55: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the

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It happened today – this day in history – January 18

1126: Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Qinzong. 1535: Francisco Pizarro founds the city of

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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 – December 20

1192: Richard I is captured in Vienna. 1606: The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery, Godspeed

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It happened today – this day in history – December 8

1542: Mary, Queen of Scots is born in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland. 1710: General James Stanhope is captured by French and

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It happened today – this day in history – September 2

44BC: Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. 1192: Sultan Saladin and Richard I of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 14

1040: King Duncan I of Scotland is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. 1498: Christopher Columbus

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It happened today – this day in history – August 11

1492: Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI. 1597: Germany throws out English sales people. 1786: Captain Francis Light establishes

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