461 St Leo I ended his reign as Catholic Pope.
627 Saint Justus died.The
fourth archbishop of Canterbury, Justus had a role in converting Northumbria to
911 Conrad I was elected German King.
1444 The Battle of Varna:
The Turkish victory over a Hungarian force ended the efforts of European powers
to save Constantinople from Turkish conquest.
1483 Martin Luther was born.
Danish King Christian II executed dozens of people in the Stockholm Bloodbath
after a successful invasion of Sweden.
1619 René Descartes had the dreams that
inspired his Meditations on First Philosophy.