It happened today – this day on history – July 18

64: The Great Fire of Rome begins under Emperor Nero. 1290: Edward I orders the expulsion of Jews from England

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It happened today – this day in history – April 12

1204: The 4th Crusade occupies and plunders Constantinople. 1654: Ordinance of Union between England and Scotland passed by the Council

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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 – February 27

1594: Henry IV is crowned king of France. 1670: Jews are expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I. 1678:

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It happened today – this day in history – February 25

138: Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 1570: Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I for heresy

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It happened today – this day in history – September 28

551BC: Birth of Confucius. 48BC: Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt. 935: Saint

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It happened today – this day in history – August 14

1040: King Duncan I of Scotland is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. 1498: Christopher Columbus

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It happened today – this day in history – July 18

64: The Great Fire of Rome begins under Emperor Nero. 1290: Edward I orders the expulsion of Jews from England

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It happened today – this day in history – July 12

1109: Crusaders capture Tripoli. 1191: Richard the Lionheart and crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine. 1542: French troops occupy Flanders. 1543:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 25

1521: The Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers. 1659: Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England,

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