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 – 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 20

1192: Richard I is captured in Vienna. 1606: The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery, Godspeed

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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 4

1333: The River Arno floods, causing massive damage in Florence. 1429: Joan of Arc and Charles d’Albret liberate the heavily

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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

1248: Construction of Cologne Cathedral begins. 1519: Panama City is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. 1548: Mary, Queen

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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 – on 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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