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 18

1480: Birth of Lucretia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI. 1506: The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is

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It happened today – this day in history – March 16

597BC: Babylonians capture Jerusalem. 1190: Jews living in York are besieged in Clifford’s Tower and massacred or commit suicide rather

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It happened today – this day in history – February 11

660BC: The traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu. 55: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the

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It happened today – this day in history – December 17

546: The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison. 1398: Turkic conqueror Tamerlane captures and sacks

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It happened today – this day in history – November 14

1380: King Charles VI of France is crowned at age 12. 1524: Francisco Pizarro begins his first great expedition, near

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It happened today – this day in history – November 13

1002: King Ethelred II (the ‘Unready’) launches ‘St Brice’s Day’ massacre of Danish settlers. 1312: Birth of Edward III in

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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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It happened today – this day in history – September 13

122AD: Building begins on Hadrian’s Wall. 1503: Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David. 1574: The Turkish fleet recaptures

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It happened today – this day in history – July 1

251: The Battle of Abrittus is won by the Goths against the Romans. 1200: Sunglasses are invented in China. 1535:

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