It happened today – this day in history – October 12

1216: King John loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons. 1459: Richard of

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It happened today – this day in history – August 23

476: Odoacer is proclaimed King of Italy by his troops 1305: Scottish patriot William Wallace is executed for high treason

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It happened today – this day in history – July 16

1054: Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on

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It happened today – this day in history – July 11

1274: Birth of Robert the Bruce in Scotland. 1533: Pope Clement VII excommunicates Henry VIII. 1576: Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.

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It happened today – this day in history – June 27

1462: Louis XII is born in Château de Blois, France. 1550: Charles IX is born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. 1542: Conquistador

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It happened today – this day in history – June 23

930: The Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi, the world’s oldest parliament, is established. 1547: Champion of the Protestant Reformation, Philip I,

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It happened today – this day in history – June 20

451: Roman and Visigoth forces defeat Attila the Hun in north east France. 1214: The University of Oxford receives its

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It happened today – this day in history – June 13

1525: Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and

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It happened today – this day inn 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 – January 21

1720: Sweden and Prussia sign a peace treaty ending hostilities during the Great Northern War. 1793: Louis XVI of France

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