79 Mount Vesuvius ( a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy) began to
stir, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
93 Gnaeus Julius
Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain died.
406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's
Roman army beat Radagaisus' Barbarians. Radagaisus King of the Goths (East
Germanic tribe of Scandinavian origin) was captured and executed.
warrior Odoacer was elected King of Byzantium.
686 Charles Martel, grandfather
of Charlemagne, was born.
1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, was executed
for high treason by Edward I of England.