It happened today – this day in history – May 20

1293: An earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, killing 30,000. 1303: The Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges

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It happened today – this day in history – May 12

1191: Richard I (the Lionheart) marries Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus. 1215: English barons serve an ultimatum on King John

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It happened today – this day in history – May 10

1291: Scottish nobles recognize the authority of English King Edward I. 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. 1534: French

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It happened today – this day in history – May 5

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494: Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at

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It happened today – this day in history – April 29

1429: Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans. 1587: Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz and sinks the

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It happened today – this day in history – April 26

1514: Copernicus makes his first observations of Saturn. 1655: The Dutch West Indies Co denies Peter Stuyvesant’s desire to exclude

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It happened today – this day in history – April 23

871: Death of Ethelred I, King of Wessex. 1014: King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – April 6

46BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus. 1199: Death of Richard

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It happened today – this day in history – March 14

1689: Scotland dismisses William III and Mary Stuart as king and queen. 1757: On board his own flagship HMS Monarch,

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It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1144: Gherardo Caccianemici is elected Pope Lucius II. 1496: Jews

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