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) 6:09-6:39 PM.
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
1671 The crown jewels were briefly stolen from the Tower of London by
Irish adventurer Colonel Thomas Blood.