44 BC, Julius Caesar
was made dictator of Rome for life, which turned out to be one month and a day.
1014 Henry II, the last of the Saxon dynasty of emperors, was crowned Holy
1400 Britain's deposed
Richard II was murdered in Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire.
1556 Thomas Cranmer,
leader of the English Reformation and Archbishop of Canterbury during the
reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, was declared a heretic when staunch
Catholic Mary I became Queen.