It happened today – this day in history – July 20

356BC: Alexander the Great is born in Macedonia. 1304: Edward I of England takes Stirling Castle, the last rebel stronghold

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It happened today – this day in history – July 19

64AD: Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire 711: Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their

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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 – March 26

127AD: Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy begins his observations of the heavens. 1668: England takes control of Bombay. 1780: The

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It happened today – this day in history – March 25

1199: Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6. 1306:

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It happened today – this day in history – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1525: Paris’ parliament begins its pursuit of Protestants. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the

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It happened today – this day in history – March 16

597BC: Babylonians capture Jerusalem. 1190: Jews living in York are besieged in Clifford’s Tower and massacred or commit suicide rather

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It happened today – this day in history – March 7

322BC: Death of Aristotle. 1274: Death of Italian theologian Thomas Aquinas. 1530: Henry VIII’s request to divorce Catherine of Aragon

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It happened today – this day in history – February 10

1098: Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch. 1355: The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, leaving

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It happened today – this day in history – January 27

1556: Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. 1591: Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian

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