215 BC A temple was built on
the Capitoline Hill and dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman
defeat at Lake Trasimene.
1014 Battle of Clontarf Brian Boru (High King of
Ireland in 1002) defeated Viking invaders, but was killed during the battle.
1348 The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III was announced
on St George's Day.