356 BC Alexander the Great was
70 First Jewish-Roman War: Siege of Jerusalem
-Titus, son of Emperor Vespasian, stormed the Fortress of Antonia north of the
Temple Mount. The Roman army was drawn into street fights with the Zealots.
Norman incursions: Norse nobleman Rollo captured and burnt Chartres.
of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle – King Edward I of England
took the stronghold using the WarWolf (siege engine).
1304 Petrarch (Francisco
Petracco) the Italian poet, scholar, and humanist was born.
1398 Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl
of March, heir to the throne of England died.
1553 British Government leader
John Dudley was captured in Cambridge and later executed for treason for his
part in putting Lady Jane Grey on the throne after the death of King Edward VI.