It happened today – this day in history – September 6

1492: Christopher Columbus’ fleet leaves Gomera, one of the Canary Islands. 1620: The Mayflower departs Plymouth with 102 Pilgrims and

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It happened today – this day in history – September 1

1482: Tatars plunder Kiev, Ukraine. 1535: French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal). 1557: Death of Jacques Cartier aged 65.

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It happened today – this day in history – July 24

1411: The Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place. 1534: Jacques Cartier lands in Canada

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It happened today – this day in history – July 12

1109: Crusaders capture Tripoli. 1191: Richard the Lionheart and crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine. 1542: French troops occupy Flanders. 1543:

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It happened today – this day in history – June 24

1314: Scotland regains independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1340: The English fleet destroys the French at the

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It happened today – this day in history – June 11

1144: Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church. 1345: Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of

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It happened today – this day in history – May 9

1092: Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. 1502: Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his fourth and final trip to the New World.

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It happened today – this day in history – April 21

753BC: Traditional date for when Romulus and Remus founded Rome. 1536: Thomas Cromwell begins to plan Anne Boleyn’s downfall while

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It happened today – on 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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