326 Old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome was consecrated.
942 Saint Odo of
Cluny died. The second abbot of the great monastery at Cluny, Odo achieved
exemption from all but papal authority for his monastic community and reformed
monasteries in Gaul and Italy.
1105 Maginulf elected the Antipope Sylvester the
1210 Pope Innocent III excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV.
Boniface VIII issued the Papal bull Unam sanctam (One Faith).
1307 William Tell
shot an apple off of his son's head.
1421 A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in
the Netherlands broke, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people.
1477 William Caxton produced Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, the first
book printed on a printing press in England.
1494 French King Charles VIII
occupied Florence, Italy.
1626 St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome was officially
dedicated on the same day the Old Basilica was consecrated 1300 years earlier.