317 BC, Phocion, the great Athenian general
and statesman, died at an approximate age of 85.
240 BC first recorded perihelion
passage of Halley's Comet.
1135 AD Maimonides was born. He was a Jewish
philosopher who tried to harmonize Judaism with the teachings of Aristotle in
his principal work, The Guide of the Perplexed, in 1190.
1191 Celestine III
elected Pope. During his pontificate, he confirmed the order of Teutonic
1296 Edward I sacked
Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.
The Nine Years' War between England and Irish rebel Hugh O'Neill ended with the
surrender of the Irish.
1533 Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of
Aragon. 1533 - Thomas Cranmer became archbishop of Canterbury.