1279 BC – Ramses II (The Great, 19th dynasty) became pharaoh of
526 A devastating earthquake struck Antioch, Turkey, killing
1076 The execution of Waltheof
of Northumbria ended the 'Revolt of the Earls' against William the Conqueror.
1443 Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England, was born.
Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England, died.
1859 Big Ben, located atop St. Stephen's tower, went into operation in London, ringing
out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London for the first time.