The Ancient Roman religious
festival Agonalia was held. The festival was also celebrated on January 9th,
March 17th and May 21st. On each day a ram was sacrificed, probably as an
offering to deities Janus and Angonius.
359 Honoratus, the first known Prefect
of the City of Constantinople, took office.
969 Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II
was assassinated by his wife Theofano and her lover, the later Emperor John I
1192 Richard I (the Lionheart) was captured by Leopold, Duke of
Austria, as he returned from the Third Crusade.
1282 Llywellyn the Last, the
last native Prince of Wales, was killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south
Wales by King Edward I of England soldiers.
1475 Pope Leo X (Giovanni de'
Medici) was born. Leo contributed strongly to the power of the papacy, made
Rome a center of culture, and excommunicated Martin Luther.