On This Day

218 AD in History

Events in History

  • May 17 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Elagabalus becomes the emperor of Rome

Roman Emperor Elagabalus
Roman Emperor

Deaths in History

  • Jun 8 Opellius Macrinus, emperor of Rome (217-8), dies in battle at 54