It happened today – this day in history – July 19

1543: Death of Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of Henry VIII. 1545: Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth;

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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 27

1462: Louis XII is born in Château de Blois, France. 1550: Charles IX is born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. 1542: Conquistador

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It happened today – this day in history – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 16

1322: The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence. 1660: The English Long Parliament disbands.

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 6

1475: Birth of Michelangelo in Tuscany. 1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam. 1619: Birth of French playwright Cyrano de

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It happened today – this day in history – January 22

871: The Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex at the Battle of Basing. 1371: King Robert II of

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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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