It happened today – this day in history – June 24

1314: Scotland regains independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1340: The English fleet destroys the French at the

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It happened today – this day in history – May 11

330: Byzantium becomes the capital of the Roman Empire. 1310: 54 Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France

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It happened today – this day in history – March 26

127AD: Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy begins his observations of the heavens. 1668: England takes control of Bombay. 1780: The

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It happened today – 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 – November 28

1291: Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, dies in Northants. 1499: Edward Plantagenet, 17th Count of Warwick and Plantagenet

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It happened today – this day in history – June 24

1314: Scotland regains independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1340: The English fleet destroys the French at the

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It happened today – this day in history – June 24

1314: Scotland regains independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1340: The English fleet destroys the French at the

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It happened today – this day in history – November 28

1499: Edward Plantagenet, 17th Count of Warwick and Plantagenet heir, is beheaded for treason aged 24. 1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand

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