It happened today – this day in history – June 29

1377: The French stage a raid at Rye in East Sussex. 1509: Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal

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It happened today – this day in history – June 17

1239: Birth of Edward I in London. 1462: Vlad Dracula III (the Impaler) attempts to assassinate Mehmed II, forcing him

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It happened today – this day in history – June 16

1487: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell at the Battle of Stoke Field – the last

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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 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

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It happened today – this day in history – March 17

45BC: In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the

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It happened today – this day in history – March 15

44BC: Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators in Rome.. 270AD: St Nicholas,

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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 – August 18

1227: Death of Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan (Temüjin Borjigin). 1587: Virginia Dare is the first English child born in the

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It happened today – this day in history – August 15

1519: Panama City is founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila. 1548: Mary, Queen of Scots arrives in France, aged

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