217 BC Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal destroyed a Roman
army under Consul Gaius Flaminicy in a battle at Lake Trasimenus in central
524 Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeated the Franks at the Battle
1314 The Scots, under Robert the Bruce, defeated Edward II's army
1327 King Edward III of England died.
1527 Niccolo Machiavelli,
author of "The Prince," died.
1675 Christopher Wren started the
rebuilding St. Paul's Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.