69 Battle at Bedriacum,
North-Italy fought during the Year of the Four Emperors, which resulted in
Vespasian ascending the throne near the end of the bloody year of crisis.
1053 Godwin, Earl of Wessex died. He was one of
the most powerful lords in England under the Danish king Cnut the Great and his
successors. Cnut made him the first Earl of Wessex. Godwin was the father of
King Harold Godwinson and Edith of Wessex, wife of King Edward the Confessor.
1450 Battle of Formigny: Toward the end
of the Hundred Years' War, the French attacked and nearly annihilated English
forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
1452 Leonardo da Vinci