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 – November 22

1220: Frederick II is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Honorius III. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds the

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It happened today – this day in history – November 20

1272: Edward I is proclaimed King of England after the death of his father, Henry III. He would take two

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It happened today – this day in history – October 10

1375: The Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands. 1549: The Duke of Somerset is dismissed as Lord Protector and

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It happened today – this day in history – June 28

1461: Edward IV is crowned king of England. 1491: Birth of Henry VIII in London. 1577: Birth of Flemish Baroque

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It happened today – this day in history – June 11

1144: Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church. 1345: Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of

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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 4

1471: The Battle of Tewkesbury, the final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 18

1294: Death of Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. 1478: George, Duke of Clarence, is convicted of treason against his older brother

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It happened today – this day in history – February 11

660BC: The traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. 55: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the

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