Wednesday, January 25, 2012
January 25, 41 Tiberius Claudius Drusus was proclaimed as emperor by the Praetorian Guard. After a night of negotiation, Claudius was accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate. 98 The Emperor Nerva died of natural causes. 1327 Edward III became King of England. 1348 An earthquake destroyed Villach (Austria) that killed thousands. 1494 Alfonso II became King of Naples. 1533 Henry VIII of England secretly married his second wife Anne Boleyn.