46 BC, Marcus Cato, the Roman philosopher, committed suicide by stabbing
himself, after learning of the victory of his enemy, Julius Caesar, over Pompey
62 Pompeii and Herculaneum were severely damaged by an
1204 Alexius V was
proclaimed Eastern Roman Emperor during the siege of Constantinople.
Clement IV was elected.
1576 Henry of Navarre abjured Catholicism at Tours and
rejoined the Protestant forces in the French Wars of Religion.