Tuesday, May 1, 2012
May 1, Festival of Juno occurred on this day. 193 Pertinax became emperor. 305 Diocletian and Maximian retired from the office of Roman Emperor. 408 Theodosius II succeeded to the throne of Constantinople. 1006 Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus. 1045 Pope Benedict IX sold the papacy to John Gratianus, Gregory VI. 1316 Edward Bruce was crowned King of Ireland. 1328 Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognized the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.