337 St Julius I began his reign as Catholic Pope. Julius is credited with
setting Jesus' birthday on December 25th.
1189 Riots of Lynn in Norfolk spread to Norwich England. The riots began in Lynn when the Jews
attempted to attack a baptized coreligionist who had taken refuge in a church.
The seafaring population rose against them, fired their houses, and put them to
1508 Maximilian I crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
1685 James II of
England and VII of Scotland became King upon the death of his brother Charles