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 9

68AD: Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by

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It happened today – this day in history – June 4

781BC: The oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse. 1070: Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France. 1615:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 31

1279BC: Ramesses II becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. 1495: Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III, dies aged

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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 13

609: Pope Boniface I turns the Pantheon in Rome into a Catholic church 1110: Crusaders march into Beirut causing a

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It happened today – this day in history – May 10

1291: Scottish nobles recognize the authority of English King Edward I. 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. 1534: French

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It happened today – this day in history – April 24

1184BC: The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse 1731: Death of novelist Daniel Defoe. 1793: French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat

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It happened today – this day in history – April 9

1413: Henry V is crowned King of England. 1483: Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king

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It happened today – this day in history – April 5

456: St Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop. 1424: James I of Scotland returns home after 18 years

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