Tuesday, June 19, 2012
June 19, 1098 Antioch fell to the Crusaders. 1179 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke was killed, and the battle changed the tide of the civil wars. 1215 King John signed the Magna Carta - a statement of English liberties at Runnymede, Surrey. 1306 Wars for Scottish Independence: The Earl of Pembroke's army defeated Robert Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven. 1566 James I Stuart, King of Scotland (James VI)/England) was born.