It happened today – this day in history – May 5

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494: Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at

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It happened today – this day in history – April 22

1370: Building begins on the Bastille in Paris. 1500: Pedro Alvares Cabral is the first European to discover Brazil and

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It happened today – this day in history – February 23

1633: Birth of diarist Samuel Pepys. 1685: Birth of composer George Frideric Handel in Halle, Germany. 1689: William III is

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It happened today – this day in history – February 10

1098: Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch. 1355: The St. Scholastica’s Day riot breaks out in Oxford, leaving

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It happened today – this day in history – December 18

218BC: Hannibal’s Carthaginian army heavily defeats Roman forces on Italian soil during the Second Punic War. 1621: Parliament unanimously accepts

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It happened today – this day in history – November 17

1511: England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign the Treaty of Westminster, an anti-French covenant. 1555: William of Orange

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It happened today – this day in history – October 28

306: Maxentius is proclaimed Emperor of Rome. 969: Byzantine troops occupy Antioch. 1216: Henry III aged nine, is crowned king

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It happened today – this day in history – October 25

1400: Author and poet Geoffrey Chaucer dies aged 54. 1415: Henry V’s forces defeat the larger French army at the

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It happened today – this day in history – August 20

2AD: Venus and Jupiter in conjunction – possible astrological explanation for Star of Bethlehem. 1000: Hungary is established as a

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It happened today – this day in history – April 22

1370: Building begins on the Bastille in Paris. 1500: Pedro Alvares Cabral is the first European to discover Brazil and

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