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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