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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It happened today – this day in history – November 28

1499: Edward Plantagenet, 17th Count of Warwick and Plantagenet heir, is beheaded for treason aged 24. 1520: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand

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