It happened today – this day in history – July 24

1148: Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade. 1411: The Battle of Harlaw, one of

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It happened today – this day in history – March 6

1475: Birth of Michelangelo in Tuscany. 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1619: Birth of French playwright Cyrano de

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It happened today – this day in history – January 23

1368: Zhu Yuanzhang ascends to the throne of China as Hongwu Emperor, initiating the Ming Dynasty. 1556: The deadliest earthquake

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It happened today – this day in history – November 28

1291: Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, dies in Northants. 1499: Edward Plantagenet, 17th Count of Warwick and Plantagenet

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It happened today – this day in history – November 10

1483: Birth of Martin Luther in Saxony. 1683: Birth of future King George II of Gt Britain and Ireland in

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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 – July 24

1411: The Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place. 1534: Jacques Cartier lands in Canada

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