293 BC The oldest known Roman temple to Venus was
founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica (festival sacred to
328 Saint Helena, the mother of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, died
at age 82.
410 King Alarik I, King of the Visigoths, occupied and plundered
Rome, which marked a decisive event in the decline of the Roman Empire.
The city of Riga(Baltics) was founded, and became a thriving center of Viking
227 Genghis Khan, the great Mongol conqueror, died at age 60.
future Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre was married to Marguerite de Valois,
in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.