39 Titus was born. He was
Roman emperor from 79-81 and during his reign the Coliseum was completed.
Pope Gregory XI elected pope. Gregory attempted to foster peace between England
and France during the Hundred Years' War, defeated Florence in its war against
the Papal States, and returned the papacy to Rome from Avignon.
Lancastrians routed the Yorkists at the Battle of Wakefield, and executed
Richard, Duke of York.