On October 13
54 Emperor Claudius died from poison given him by his physician Xenophon
and his empress Agrippina, and Nero became emperor of Rome.
409 Vandals (East
Germanic tribe) and Alans (group of Sarmatian tribes) crossed the Pyrenees and
appear in Hispania (Iberian Peninsula, modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and
1307, on Friday the 13th, Hundreds of Knights Templar in France
were simultaneously arrested by agents of Phillip the Fair, and were later
tortured into a confession of heresy.
1399 Henry IV of England was crowned.