On This Day In History………18th June

 

1264

The first known meeting/gathering of The Irish Parliament was held today.

1778

British Forces abandon The City of Philadelphia today. Their supply lines are cut by a new American Army (beginning to employ more traditional tactics – as taught to them by their new French Allies).

1900

The Empress Dowager of China issues an Edict today, ordering any Foreigners in China to be put to death if found. This will precipitate the start of The Boxer Rebellion.