27 BC The title Augustus was bestowed upon
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
550 during the Gothic War
(535–552), the Ostrogoths conquered Rome after a long siege, by bribing the
1120 The Council of Nablus was held, establishing the
earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed.
Lancaster was born. Edmund was the founder of the House of Lancaster and son of
King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence.
1362 a storm tide in the
North Sea destroyed the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand (North
1412 the Medici family was appointed official banker of the
1572 Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk was tried for treason for his
part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
1605 The first edition of El ingenioso
hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de
Cervantes was published in Madrid.