It happened today – this day in history – July 21

365: An earthquake in Crete followed by a tsunami around the eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria. 1403: Henry IV defeats

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It happened today – this day in history – July 13

1174: William I of Scotland, key rebel in the revolt of 1173-1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to

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It happened today – this day in history – June 4

781BC: The oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse. 1070: Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France. 1615:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 31

1279BC: Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 1495: Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III, dies aged

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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 – March 16

597BC: Babylonians capture Jerusalem. 1190: Jews living in York are besieged in Clifford’s Tower and massacred or commit suicide rather

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It happened today – this day in history – March 10

241BC: The Romans sink the Carthaginian fleet bringing the First Punic War to an end. 37AD: Death of Roman Emperor

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It happened today – this day in history – February 15

399BC: Philosopher Socrates is sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youth of

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It happened today – this day in history – January 14

1690: The clarinet is invented in Nürnberg, Germany. 1724: King Philip V abdicates the Spanish throne. 1742: Astronomer Edmond Halley

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It happened today – this day in history – January 6

1017: Cnut the Great is crowned king of England. 1066: King Harold I of England is crowned. 1367: Richard II

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