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 – 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 20

1611: First known performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the Globe Theatre, London. 1657: Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: The

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It happened today – this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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It happened today – this day in history – November 28

1291: Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, dies in Northants. 1499: Edward Plantagenet, 17th Count of Warwick and Plantagenet

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It happened today – this day in history – November 1

1348: The date on which the Black Death is thought to have reached London. 1349: The Duke of Brabant orders

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It happened today – this day in history – August 7

1560: Birth of Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and most prolific female serial killer in history, in Nyírbátor. 1573: Francis Drake’s

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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 – on this day in history – December 26

1492: The first Spanish settlement La Navidad in the New World is founded in modern day Haiti by Christopher Columbus.

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