It happened today – this day in history – November 30

1016: Canute, King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund ‘Ironside’. 1523: Amsterdam bans the assembly

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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It happened today – this day in history – July 4

1415: Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII. 1610: Sigmund III’s Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army defeats

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It happened today – this day in history – April 30

1492: Christopher Columbus is given royal commission by Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II to equip his fleet to

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