AD 81 – Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
629 – Emperor Heraclius enters Constantinople in triumph after his victory over the Persian Empire.
786 – “Night of the three Caliphs”: Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi. Birth of Harun’s son al-Ma’mun.
919 – Battle of Islandbridge: High King Niall Glúndub is killed while leading an Irish coalition against the Vikings of Uí Ímair, led by King Sitric Cáech.
1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.
1402 – Battle of Homildon Hill results in an English victory over Scotland.
1607 – Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.
1682 – Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, is founded.
1723 – Grand Master António Manoel de Vilhena lays down the first stone of Fort Manoel in Malta.
1741 – George…
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