It happened today – this day in history – April 26

1514: Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn. 1655: The Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant’s desire to exclude

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – December 10

1394: James I of Scotland is born in Dunfermline Palace. 1510: Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his

Read more

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

Read more

It happened today – this day in history September 12

1217: French prince Louis and English King Henry III sign a peace treaty. 1624: The first submarine is publicly tested

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – September 7

70AD: The Romans occupy and plunder Jerusalem. 1191: Richard I defeats Saladin at Arsuf in the Third Crusade. 1497: Pretender

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – August 12

30BC: Cleopatra commits suicide. 1323: The Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – August 11

1492: Rodrigo de Borja becomes Pope Alexander VI. 1597: Germany throws out English sales people. 1786: Captain Francis Light establishes

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – July 7

1307: Edward I dies aged 68. He is succeeded by his son Edward II. 1456: A retrial verdict acquits Joan

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – June 24

1314: Scotland regains independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1340: The English fleet destroys the French at the

Read more