12 Caligula, Emperor of Rome 37-41, was born. He was noted
for his insanity and cruelty.
161 Commodus, Emperor of Rome 180-192 was born.
651 St. Aidan died. A monk at Iona, Scotland, Aidan became the first bishop of
1056 Byzantine Empress Theodora became ill and died suddenly a few
days later without children to succeed the throne, thus ending the Macedonian
1314 King Håkon V Magnusson moved the capital of Norway from Bergen to
1422 King Henry V of England died of dysentery while in France.
Henry VI became King of England at the age of 9 months.
1535 Pope Paul II
deposed and excommunicated King Henry VIII.