Monday, July 9, 2012
July 9, 118 Hadrian, Rome's new emperor, made his entry into the city. 455 Avitus, the Roman military commander in Gaul, became Emperor of the West. 1357 Emperor Charles IV assisted in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague. 1540 King Henry VIII of England annulled his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. 1553 Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed queen of England in succession to Edward VI, who died three days earlier. Her reign lasted nine days since Mary Tudor (daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) claimed the right of succession.