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 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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It happened today – this day in history – April 1

1318: Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English. 1748: The ruins of Pompeii are rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque

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It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 16

597BC: Babylonians capture Jerusalem. 1190: Jews living in York are besieged in Clifford’s Tower and massacred or commit suicide rather

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It happened today – this day in history – March 4

1193: Death of Saladin, first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. 1522: Anne Boleyn

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It happened today – this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

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