It happened today – this day in history – May 13

609: Pope Boniface I turns the Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church 1110: Crusaders march into Beirut causing a

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It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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It happened today – this day in history – October 31

1396: 31-year old Richard II weds Isabella of Valois, aged six – yes 6 – in a dynastic marriage. 1517:

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It happened today – this day in history – October 22

362: The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire. 1383: A two-year period

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It happened today – this day in history – October 16

1384: Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman. 1555: Hugh Latimer, bishop and royal chaplain, is burned

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It happened today – this day in history – October 12

1216: King John loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons. 1459: Richard of

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It happened today – this day in history – October 6

1762: British troops occupy Manila, Philippines. 1854: The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead leads to 53 deaths. 1889: The

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It happened today – this day in history – September 29

1547: Birth of author Miguel de Cervantes. 1571: Birth of artist Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) in Milan. 1650: Henry

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It happened today – this day in history – July 15

1099: Jerusalem is captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade. 1207: King John expels Canterbury monks for

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It happened today – this day in history – June 23

930: The Icelandic Parliament, the Alþingi, the world’s oldest parliament, is established. 1547: Champion of the Protestant Reformation, Philip I,

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