It happened today – this day in history – June 18

1264: The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in Co Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

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It happened today – this day in history – June 16

1487: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell at the Battle of Stoke Field – the last

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It happened today – this day in history – May 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

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It happened today – this day in history – May 18

1048: Birth of Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher Omar Khayam. 1152: Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henri of Anjou, handing the

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It happened today – this day in history – November 24

1434: The River Thames freezes over in London. 1542: The English beat Scottish King James V at the Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – June 16

1487: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell at the Battle of Stoke Field – the last

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It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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It happened today – this day in history – October 14

1066: The Battle of Hastings. William the Conqueror and his Norman army defeat the English forces of Harold II who

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