Wednesday, June 8, 2011
June 8, 68 Nero awoke to find that his guards had fled and that he was a wanted man. He fled Rome and committed suicide the next day. The Roman Senate proclaimed Galba as emperor. 218 Battle of Antioch: Elagabalus with support of the Syrian legions defeated the forces of emperor Macrinus. He fled, but was captured near Chalcedon and later executed in Cappadocia.793 Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, and is commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England. 1191, Richard the Lion-Hearted of England arrived at the port of Acre in the Holy Land during the third Crusade. He captured Acre, but could not recapture Jerusalem from the Turks. 1376 Edward, the Black Prince died. 1405 Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, were executed in York on Henry IV's orders.