It happened today – this day in history – May 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

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It happened today – this day in history – May 15

1213: King John names Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury. 1248: Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays the cornerstone for Cologne

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It happened today – this day in history – April 24

1731: Death of novelist Daniel Defoe. 1801: First performance of Joseph Haydn’s oratorio “Die Jahreszeiten”. 1872: Mt Vesuvius erupts in

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It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1496: Jews are expelled from Syria. 1507: Death of Cesare

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 4

1193: Death of Saladin, first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. 1522: Anne Boleyn

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

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It happened today – on this day in history – December 18

218BC: Hannibal’s Carthaginian army heavily defeats Roman forces on Italian soil during the Second Punic War. 1621: Parliament unanimously accepts

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It happened today – this day in history – November 9

1492: Henry VII of England and Charles VIII of France sign the Peace of Etaples. 1520: King Christian II of

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It happened today – this day in history – October 7

1492: Christopher Columbus misses Florida when he changes course. 1542: Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers Catalina Island off the coast

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