On This Day in History for June 18

Events in History

  • 618 Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China
  • 860 Rus Vikings attack Constantinople
  • 1155 Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor
  • 1178 Five monks at Canterbury report something exploding on the moon shortly after sunset (only known observation)
  • 1264 The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature
  • 1316 Peace of Fexhe: prince-bishop Adolf II of Mark and Luikse towns
  • 1538 Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I
  • 1541 Irish parliament selects Henry VIII of England as King of Ireland
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Weddings in History

  • 1839 Dutch prince Willem Alexander (later William III) weds cousin Princess Sophia
  • 1858 Norwegian modernist playwright "The Doll's House" Henrik Ibsen (30) marries Suzannah Thoresen (21) in Oslo
  • 1989 John Wayne Bobitt marries Lorena L Gallo

Divorces in History

  • 1971 Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage

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