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 1

193: Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated. 1215: Beijing is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan. 1495: First written

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It happened today – this day in history – May 24

15BC: Birth of Julius Caesar Germanicus. 1153: Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots. 1218: The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for

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It happened today – this day in history – April 28

1202: King Philip II expels King John of England from France. 1770: Captain James Cook lands at Botany Bay, Australia.

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It happened today – this day in history – February 5

1488: Roman Catholic German Emperor Maximilian I is captured in Belgium. 1597: A group of early Japanese Christians, known as

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It happened today – this day in history – January 13

1099: Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria. 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by Parliament forbidding alchemists to use

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It happened today – this day in history – January 8

871: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great defeat the invading Danish army at the Battle of

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It happened today – this day in history – December 21

1117: Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket is born in London. 1804: Benjamin Disraeli is born in London. 1844: The Rochdale

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It happened today – this day in history – September 27

1066: William the Conqueror’s Norman troops set sail for England. 1590: Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen

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It happened today – this day in history – August 22

565: St Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness. 1138: English defeat the Scottish at Cowton Moor, Yorks. 1485:

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