1479 BC Thutmose III ascended
to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifted to Hatshepsut
(according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
1184 BC The Greeks
entered Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
709 Saint Wilfrid died.
A monk of Lindisfarne Abbey and later Bishop of Hexham, Wilfrid spread the
Benedictine Rule and worked to establish Roman Catholicism over the influence
of the Celtic Church in England.
858 Nicholas I "the Great" was
elected Roman Catholic pope.
1061 Halley's Comet caused an English monk to
predict the country would be destroyed.
1558 Mary, Queen of Scots, married the
Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.
1585 Pope Sixtus V
elected. Sixtus was unanimously elected successor to Gregory XIII, who had left
the Papal States in disarray. He defined the college of Cardinals and is
considered the founder of the Counter-Reformation.