971 Saint Swithin, the Bishop of Winchester, was reburied
inside his cathedral. The day is celebrated in England as Saint Swithin's Day.
1099 Jerusalem was captured by soldiers of the First Crusade, having been held
by Islamic rulers since 655.
reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated in Jerusalem.
King John of England expelled Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop
1381 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, was hanged,
drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.
Rosetta Stone, the key to the translation of hieroglyphs, was discovered in
Egypt by a French soldier.