43 BC, Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), the most versatile of the Roman poets,
141: 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
Thrax was proclaimed emperor. He was the first foreigner to hold the Roman
687 Saint Cuthbert, a shepherd and hermit who achieved fame as a holy
man, healer, and bishop, died.
851 Ebbo of Reims, Bishop in the Carolingian
empire and evangelist to Denmark, died.
was thought to have been the caused the plague epidemic.
1413 King Henry IV of
England died and was succeed by his son Henry V.
1549 Thomas Seymour was
executed. Seymour had married Henry VIII's widow Katherine Parr and pursued the
young princess Elizabeth without success. When his piratical activities were
discovered he was arrested, tried, and executed.