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 9

1454: Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci is born in Florence. 1497: Nicholaus Copernicus’ first recorded astronomical observation. 1522: Martin Luther begins

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It happened today – this day in history – February 21

1173: Pope Alexander III canonises Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. 1431: Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her

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It happened today – this day in history – January 20

1265: The first English Parliament summoned other than by royal command (by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) meets in

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It happened today – this day in history – January 17

1377: Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon. 1501: Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome

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It happened today – this day in history – December 29

1170: Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral. 1778: British troops occupy Savannah, Georgia. 1809: Birth of

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It happened today – this day in history – December 10

1394: James I of Scotland is born in Dunfermline Palace. 1510: Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his

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It happened today – this day in history – November 6

1528: Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas. 1796: Death

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It happened today – this day in history – August 27

1549: John Dudley Earl of Warwick destroys Robert Kett’s army at the Battle of Dussindale, ending Kett’s rebellion in Norfolk.

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It happened today – this day in history – August 15

1519: Panama City is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. 1548: Mary, Queen of Scots arrives in France, aged

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