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 – January 15

1412: Birth of Joan of Arc. 1535: Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England. 1552: France signs

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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 – November 6

1528: Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas. 1796: Death

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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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