Friday, June 8, 2012
June 8, 65 Jews revolted against Rome, capturing the fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem. 68 Rome Senate accepted Emperor Galba. 452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun. 536 St Silverius began his reign as Catholic Pope. 218 Opellius Macrinus, Emperor of Rome (217-8), died in battle. 793 Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, and is commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England. 1042 Harthacanute, King of Denmark and England died. 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.