Saturday, June 2, 2012
June 2,455 Geiseric the Vandal sacked Rome. 575 Benedict I was confirmed as Pope. 597 Saxon King Ethelbert was converted to Christianity and baptized by St. Augustine of Canterbury. 1098 First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ended as Crusader forces took the city. The second siege began on June 7. 1420 Henry V married Catherine of Valois. 1572 Thomas Howard 4th duke of Norfolk and second cousin to Elizabeth I, was executed for treason for plotting to put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne and restoring Catholicism.