356 BC The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the
World, was destroyed by arson.
230 Pope Pontian succeeded Urban I as the
285 Diocletian appointed Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler.
A tsunami devastated the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The tsunami was caused by
an earthquake estimated to be 8.0 on the Richter Scale. 5,000 people perished
in Alexandria, and 45,000 more died outside the city.
1403 Battle of
Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeated rebels to the north of the county
town of Shropshire, England.
1545 The first landing of French troops on the
coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight.
1588 The Armada - an invasion fleet sent by Philip II of Spain - was sighted
off the coast of Cornwall.