322 BC The Greek philosopher Aristotle died.
161 the emperor Antoninus Pius
died peacefully of fever and was succeeded by his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius
and Lucius Verus.
238 Roman subjects in Africa revolted against Maximinus Thrax
and elected Gordian I as emperor.
321 Emperor Constantine I decreed that the
dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) was the day of rest in the Empire. 1111 Bohemond I
of Tarente, leader of the First Crusade and a prince of Antioch, died.
Thomas Aquinas died.
1530 King Henry VIII's divorce request was denied by the
Pope, which prompted Henry to declare himself as supreme head of England's