763 BC Assyrians recorded a solar eclipse that was later used
to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
1094, El Cid, the great Spanish
national hero, captured Valencia from the Moors.
1184 King Magnus V of Norway
was killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
1215 King John signed Magna Carta at
1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark. According
to legend, the Danish flag fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse
(now Tallinn) in Estonia, turning the tide in favor of the Danes.
the Black Prince was born.
1381 Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt,
was beheaded in London.
1520 Pope Leo X threatened to excommunicate Martin
Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.