It happened today – this day in history – April 25

1284: Birth of Edward II at Caernarfon Castle, Wales. 1599: Oliver Cromwell is born in Huntingdon. 1607: The Dutch fleet

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It happened today – this day in history – April 2

742: Birth of Charlemagne. 1453: Turkish forces begin the siege of Constantinople. 1513: Juan Ponce de Leon claims Florida for

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It happened today – this day in history – March 15

44BC: Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Brutus, Cassius and several other Roman senators in Rome.. 270AD: St Nicholas,

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It happened today – this day in history – March 5

1133: Birth of Henry II. 1496: Henry VII grants John Cabot a commission to explore for new lands. 1558: Smoking

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It happened today – this day in history – January 28

814: Death of Charlemagne aged 71. 1099: Siege of Hosn-el-Akrad, Syria, during the First Crusade. 1225: Birth of St Thomas

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It happened today – this day in history – December 10

1394: James I of Scotland is born in Dunfermline Palace. 1510: Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his

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It happened today – this day in history – November 7

1492: A meteorite strikes a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim in Alsace, France. 1800: It becomes illegal for

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It happened today – this day in history – November 5

1492: Christopher Columbus first learns about growing and harvesting maize (corn) from Cuba’s indigenous population. 1605: Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes

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It happened today – this day in history – November 1

1348: The date on which the Black Death is thought to have reached London. 1349: The Duke of Brabant orders

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It happened today – this day in history – October 27

939: Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England. 1644: Charles I defeats parliamentary armies at the Second Battle of

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