It happened today – this day in history – July 19

64AD: Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire 711: Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their

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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 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 – 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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It happened today – this day in history – October 15

70BC: Birth of Roman poet Virgil. 1501: Heir to the throne and older brother of Henry VIII, Prince Arthur, marries

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It happened today – this day in history – July 31

54BC: Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar, dies at 66. 30BC: Marc Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian at

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It happened today – this day in history – July 19

64AD: Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire 711: Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their

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