It happened today – this day in history – July 21

365: An earthquake in Crete followed by a tsunami around the eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria. 1403: Henry IV defeats

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It happened today – this day in history – July 15

971: According to legend, English saint Swithun is reburied inside Winchester Cathedral (against his wishes), whereby a terrible storm proceeds

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It happened today – this day in history – July 6

1189: Richard I is crowned King of England upon the death of King Henry II. 1249: Death of Alexander II,

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It happened today – this day in history – June 18

1264: The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in Co Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

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It happened today – this day in history – June 14

1381: Richard II meets leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. 1645: The Tower of London is stormed The “New

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It happened today – this day in history – May 31

1279BC: Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 1495: Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III, dies aged

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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 18

1048: Birth of Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher Omar Khayam. 1152: Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the

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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 – May 11

330: Byzantium becomes the capital of the Roman Empire. 1310: 54 Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France

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