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 – September 26

1181: Birth of St Francis of Assisi. 1396: Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders. 1580: Francis Drake completes his

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It happened today – this day in history – September 20

1187: Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem. 1258: Salisbury Cathedral is inaugurated. 1486: Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of Henry

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It happened today – this day in history – August 2

216BC: The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of Cannae during the Second

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It happened today – this day in history – June 27

1462: Louis XII is born in Château de Blois, France. 1550: Charles IX is born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. 1542: Conquistador

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It happened today – this day in history – June 26

1284: According to the Lüneburg manuscript, a piper leads 130 children of Hamelin away. 1483: The Duke of Gloucester becomes

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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 – January 2

17: Death of the Roman poet Ovid. 1570: Ivan the Terrible’s march to Novgorod begins. 1757: British troops occupy Calcutta.

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