Wednesday, May 9, 2012
May 9, 1457 BC Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh. It was the first battle to have been recorded in what is accepted as relatively reliable detail. 1012 BC Solar Eclipse seen at Ugarit (ancient Syrian port city on the Mediterranean Sea). 328 Athanasius was elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria. 1092 Lincoln Cathedral, one of the most important medieval cathedrals in England, was consecrated. 1386 England and Portugal signed the Treaty of Windsor, the oldest alliance in Europe still in force. 1671 The crown jewels were briefly stolen from the Tower of London by Irish adventurer Colonel Thomas Blood.