It happened today – this day in history – May 29

1176: The Lombard League beats Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle at Legnano. 1453: Constantinople,

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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 25

1521: The Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers. 1659: Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England,

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It happened today – this day in history – May 24

15BC: Birth of Julius Caesar Germanicus. 1153: Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots. 1543: Death of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus aged

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It happened today – this day in history – May 21

120BC: Aurelia Cotta, mother of Julius Caesar is born in Rome. 1216: French crown prince Louis enters England, having been

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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 14

1264: Simon de Montfort the younger, Earl of Leicester, defeats Henry III at the Battle of Lewes in the 2nd

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It happened today – this day in history – April 26

1514: Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn. 1655: The Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant’s desire to exclude

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It happened today – this day in history – February 6

1189: Riots in Norfolk spread to Norwich. 1665: Queen Anne (Stuart) is born in St James’ Palace. 1685: The Duke

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