68 the Emperor Galba was
declared Imperator by his legion.
The Brevairum, a code of laws for the subjects of Alaric II, King of the
Goths, was drafted at Toulouse.
Charlemagne, King of the Franks from 768-814, first Holy Roman Emperor, from
800-814, was born.
999 Sylvester II was elected pope. He was the first French
pope, and was said to have played a major role in popularizing Arabic numerals
in the West.
1234 Edmund Rich became Archbishop of Canterbury. Raised to the
Archbishopric by Pope Gregory IX, Edmund was an outspoken figure who clashed
with King Henry III of England and preached for the Sixth Crusade.
Honorius IV elected pope. Honorius was old and crippled when elected but in his
brief two years as pope he worked toward reuniting the Western and Eastern
churches and supported the mendicant orders.
1502- Arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catherine of Aragon,