It happened today – this day in 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 – March 19

1227: Count Ugolino of Segna elected Pope Gregory IX. 1571: Spanish troops occupy Manila in The Philippines. 1644: 200 members

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It happened today – this day in history – December 6

343: Greek Bishop St Nicholas, model for the modern day Father Christmas, dies aged 73. 1240: Mongols under Batu Khan

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It happened today – this day in history – December 5

771: Charlemagne becomes the sole King of the Franks after the death of his brother Carloman. 1456: An earthquake strikes

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It happened today – this day in history – October 20

1097: Crusaders arrive in Antioch during the First Crusade. 1632: Birth of architect Christopher Wren in Wilts. 1714: Georg Ludwig

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It happened today – this day in history – September 5

1548: Death of Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII. 1638: Birth of Louis XIV in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.

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It happened today – this day in history – June 30

1520: Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernan Cortes. Aztec emperor Montezuma

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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 – June 14

1381: Richard II meets leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. 1645: The Tower of London is stormed The “New

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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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