It happened today – this day in history – September 6

1492: Christopher Columbus’ fleet leaves Gomera, one of the Canary Islands. 1620: The Mayflower departs Plymouth with 102 Pilgrims and

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It happened today – this day in history – August 24

410: Rome is overrun by Visigoths under Alaric I. 1215: Pope Innocent III declares the Magna Carta invalid. 1217: The

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It happened today – this day in history – August 10

991: The English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. 1497: Explorer John Cabot

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It happened today – this day in history – August 4

1265: Prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger at the Battle of Evesham. 1306: Wenceslaus III of Bohemia is

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It happened today – this day in history – July 16

1054: Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on

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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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