It happened today – this day in history – June 13

1525: Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and

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It happened today – this day in history – June 3

1098: After a five-month siege in the First Crusade, Crusaders seize Antioch (in modern day Turkey). 1539: Explorer Hernando de

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It happened today – this day in history – May 30

1381: Peasant uprising begins in Essex. 1431: Joan of Arc, aged 19, is burned at the stake in Rouen. 1445:

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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 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

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It happened today – this day in history – May 18

1048: Birth of Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher Omar Khayam. 1152: Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the

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It happened today – this day in history – May 15

1213: King John names Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury. 1248: Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays the cornerstone for Cologne

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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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