It happened today – this day in history – November 15

1492: Christopher Columbus makes the first recorded reference to tobacco. 1515: Thomas Wolsey is invested as a cardinal. 1532: Pope

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It happened today – this day in history – November 14

1380: King Charles VI of France is crowned at age 12. 1524: Francisco Pizarro begins his first great expedition, near

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It happened today – this day in history – November 13

1002: King Ethelred II (the ‘Unready’) launches ‘St Brice’s Day’ massacre of Danish settlers. 1312: Birth of Edward III in

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It happened today – this day in history – November 12

1035: Death of King Canute. 1439: Plymouth becomes the first town incorporated by Parliament. 1555: Parliament re-establishes Catholicism. 1661: Scientist

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It happened today – this day in history – November 11

1158: Frederick Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy. 1493: Christopher Columbus discovers the Caribbean island of Saba. 1640: Thomas

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It happened today – this day in history – November 9

1492: Henry VII of England and Charles VIII of France sign the Peace of Etaples. 1520: King Christian II of

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It happened today – this day in history – November 8

1431: Birth of Vlad III The Impaler in Transylvania. 1519: First meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and Spanish conquistador

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It happened today – this day in history – November 6

1528: Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas. 1796: Death

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It happened today – this day in history – November 5

1492: Christopher Columbus first learns about growing and harvesting maize (corn) from Cuba’s indigenous population. 1605: Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes

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It happened today – this day in history – November 3

1493: Christopher Columbus ‘discovers’ the island of Dominica. 1534: Parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII and subsequent

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