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 – May 8

1348: A ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. 1360: The Treaty of Brétigny

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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 – April 3

1043: Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 1367: Henry IV is born in Bolingbroke Castle, Lincs. 1657: Lord

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It happened today – this day in history – March 26

127AD: Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy begins his observations of the heavens. 1668: England takes control of Bombay. 1780: The

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It happened today – this day in history – November 23

800: Charlemagne arrives in Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. 1499: Flemish pretender to the English

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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 – April 3

1043: Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 1367: Henry IV is born in Bolingbroke Castle, Lincs. 1657: Lord

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It happened today – this day in history – March 26

127AD: Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy begins his observations of the heavens. 1668: England takes control of Bombay. 1780: The

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