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 – February 7

1238: The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir. 1301: Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes the first English

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It happened today – this day in history – December 16

1431: Henry VI of England is crowned king of France. 1485: Birth of Catherine of Aragon in Madrid. 1497: Portuguese

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It happened today – this day in history – December 3

1676: The Swedish army of 8,000 defeats a much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000 at the Battle of Lund

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It happened today – this day in history – September 26

1181: Birth of St Francis of Assisi. 1396: Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders. 1580: Francis Drake completes his

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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 – on this day in history – December 22

1688: James II supporter the Earl of Danby occupies York. 1689: An earthquake strikes Innsbruck, Austria. 1790: The supposedly impenetrable

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