On this day The Agonalia was held. It was held on
January 9th, March 17th, May 21st, and December 11th. On each day a ram was sacrificed, probably as
an offering to Janus.
685 English settlement was halted at the Firth of Forth
when Picts defeated Northumbrians at Nachtansmere.
878 Syracuse, Italy was
captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.
996 Sixteen-year-old Otto III, king of Germany and fourth ruler of the
Ottonian (Saxon) dynasty was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
987 Louis V, last
Carlovingian King of France (966-987), died.
1420 Charles VI ceded France to Henry V of England in the Treaty of
Troyes, after Henry's victory at Agincourt.
1471 King Henry VI was killed in
the Tower of London. Edward IV took the
1481 Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, died.
Lady Jane Grey married Guildford Dudley.