It happened today – this day in history – July 9

1401: Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000. 1540: Henry VIII annuls his six month marriage to his fourth wife

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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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It happened today – this day in history – June 2

455: King Gaiseric and the Vandals sack Rome. 575: Benedict I begins his reign as Pope. 1740: Birth of the

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It happened today – this day in history – May 28

1431: Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution.

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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 – 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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