474 Zeno was crowned
co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
1119 Callistus II became pope. He settled
the lay investiture disagreement and presided over the ninth Ecumenical Council
(the First Lateran Council).
1540 The first recorded race meet in England
(Roodee Fields, Chester) took place. According to official records, Chester
Racecourse (Roodee Fields, Chester) is the oldest racecourse still in use in
1554 Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt was defeated.
1555 Bishop of
Gloucester John Hooper was burned at the stake.
1649 Charles I was buried
without a funeral at Windsor rather than Westminster to avoid public disturbances.