8 BC Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) the
great Roman lyric poet, died at Venusia, in Apulia at age 56.
Marcus Aurelius granted his son Commodus the rank of Imperator and made him
Supreme Commander of the Roman legions.
511 Clovis, King of the Franks (Merovingian Dynasty) died.
Urban II declared the First Crusade to reclaim sacred Christian sites from
Islamic hands at the Council of Clermont.
1295 the first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to
Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The
1582 William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.
The first Eddystone Lighthouse (south west of Rame Head, UK) was destroyed in
the Great Storm of 1703.