588 BC Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lay siege to
Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasted until July 23, 586 BC
Emperor Galba was murdered in the streets of Rome. Otho (Marcus Salvius Otho
Caesar Augustus) seized power and proclaimed himself Emperor of Rome, but ruled
for only three months before he committed suicide.
1535 Henry VIII declared
himself head of English Church.
1559 Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England
in Westminster Abbey, London by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle.
British Museum opened in Montague House, London