It happened today – this day in history – August 10

991: The English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. 1497: Explorer John Cabot

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It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

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It happened today – this day in history – June 25

1483: Parliament declares Edward V as illegitimate based on his parent’s alleged bigamous marriage. 1646: Thomas Fairfax’s New Model Army

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It happened today – this day in history – September 10

1547: The English demand that Edward VI, aged 10, marry Mary, Queen of Scots (5). 1659: Birth of English composer

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