It happened today – this day in history – June 29

1377: The French stage a raid at Rye in East Sussex. 1509: Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal

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It happened today – this day in history – May 19

1182: The high alter of Notre Dame is consecrated. 1536: Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII is beheaded at

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It happened today – this day in history – May 16

1527: Florence becomes a republic. 1532: Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor. 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots flees to

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It happened today – this day in history – May 10

1291: Scottish nobles recognize the authority of English King Edward I. 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. 1534: French

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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 – April 7

1724: Bach’s “St John Passion” premieres in Leipzig. 1739: Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed for horse theft. 1770: Birth of

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It happened today – this day in history – February 27

1594: Henry IV is crowned king of France. 1670: Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I. 1678:

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It happened today – this day in history – February 12

1502: Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon on his second voyage to India. 1554: Queen of England for nine

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It happened today – this day in history – December 3

1676: The Swedish army of 8,000 defeats a much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000 at the Battle of Lund

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It happened today – this day in history – October 24

1537: Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII dies of post childbirth complications. 1648: The Treaty of Westphalia ends The

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