Thursday, May 24, 2012
May 24, 1153 David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), died, and Malcolm IV became king of Scotland. 1218 The Fifth Crusade left Acre for Egypt. 1337 The Hundred Years War between England and France began when France confiscated Gascony from Edward III. 1487 The ten-year-old Lambert Simnel was crowned in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland with the name of Edward VI in a bid to threaten King Henry VII's reign. 1543 Astronomer Nicolas Copernicus died.