53 Trajan, Emperor of Rome 98-117, was born.
Roman Emperor Constans II was assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.
Constans was the last emperor to become consul in 642, becoming the last Roman
consul in history.
Wolsey was appointed archbishop of York, the second most important seat in
England. His failure to obtain an annulment of Henry VIII's marriage to
Catherine of Aragon led to his downfall. He built Hampton Court Palace, which
Henry VIII coveted and acquired, and was one of Henry's favorite residences.