881 Pope John VIII crowned Charles the Fat, the King of Italy, Holy Roman
Emperor. Charles was the grandson of Charlemagne who suffered from epilepsy and
other illnesses; he also paid the Vikings to keep the barbarians from pillaging
1554 Lady Jane Grey, the nine day queen of England, was executed at
the age of 16.
1554 - Lord Guildford Dudley, Jane Grey's
husband, was beheaded