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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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – March 16

1322: The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence. 1660: The English Long Parliament disbands.

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It happened today – on this day in history – February 21

1173: Pope Alexander III canonises Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. 1431: Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her

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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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