It happened today – this day in history – May 13

1110: Crusaders march into Beirut causing a bloodbath. 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots is defeated at the Battle of Langside.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 1

1328: The Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state. 1544: Turkish troops occupy Hungary. 1700:

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It happened today – this day in history – April 29

1429: Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans. 1587: Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz and sinks the

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It happened today – this day in history – April 8

217AD: Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated. 1455: Alfonso de Borgia is elected Pope Callistus III. 1759: British troops chase the

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It happened today – this day in history – January 29

1594: Mathematician John Napier predicts end of the world in 1688 or 1700. 1728: John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – January 26

1340: England’s Edward III is proclaimed king of France. 1531: An earthquake hits Lisbon, killing 30,000. 1564: The Council of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 15

1412: Birth of Joan of Arc. 1535: Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England. 1552: France signs

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It happened today – this day in history – January 14

1690: The clarinet is invented in Nürnberg, Germany. 1724: King Philip V abdicates the Spanish throne. 1742: Astronomer Edmond Halley

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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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