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Today in Heritage History, June 18, 1541, the Irish Parliament elects Henry VIII as King of Ireland. It wasn’t until several months later in the early Spring of 1542, when the Irish Parliament quit drinking for Lent that they realized what they’d done. The election was overturned before Easter that year by the now famous Irish Parliament’s “We Elected a Fucking What…?” bill.

Today in Heritage History, June 18, 1994, the Gay Games open in New York City. The  games have been held annually and expanded since then from their initial competitions in lesbian drag weight lifting and the men’s riding competition.