It happened today – this day in history – July 24

1148: Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade. 1411: The Battle of Harlaw, one of

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It happened today – this day in history – July 19

64AD: Circus Maximus in Rome catches fire 711: Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their

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It happened today – this day in history – July 16

1054: Three Roman legates fracture relations between Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on

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It happened today – this day in history – July 11

138: Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as emperor of Rome. 1274: Birth of Robert the Bruce in Scotland. 1346: Charles IV

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It happened today – this day in history – July 9

1401: Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000. 1540: Henry VIII annuls his six month marriage to his fourth wife

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It happened today – this day in history – July 8

975: Death of Edgar, King of England. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the

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It happened today – this day in history – July 7

1307: Edward I dies aged 68. He is succeeded by his son Edward II. 1456: A retrial verdict acquits Joan

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It happened today – this day in history – July 6

1189: Richard I is crowned King of England upon the death of King Henry II. 1249: Death of Alexander II,

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It happened today – this day in history – July 5

1295: Scotland and France form an alliance against England. 1596: The English fleet captures Cadiz. 1687: Isaac Newton’s great work

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It happened today – this day in history – July 4

1415: Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII. 1610: Sigmund III’s Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army defeats

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