It happened today – this day in history – July 11

1274: Birth of Robert the Bruce in Scotland. 1533: Pope Clement VII excommunicates Henry VIII. 1576: Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.

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It happened today – this day in history – June 8

452: Attila the Hun invades Italy. 793: Vikings in long ships from modern-day Norway plunder St Cuthbert’s monastery on Lindisfarne

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It happened today – this day in history – May 22

334BC: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of the Granicus. 1176:

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 21

1173: Pope Alexander III canonises Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. 1431: Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her

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It happened today – on 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 – on this day in history – December 15

37: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus is born in Antium. 1488: Explorer Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming the

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It happened today – this day in history – September 3

301: San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is

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