585 BC Thales of Greece made the first known prediction of a
735 The Venerable Bede died.
946 Edmund the Older, king of
Wessex/England (939-46), died.
1085 Alfonso VI of Castile took Toledo, Spain
back from the Moors.
1420 Henry the Navigator was appointed governor of the
Order of Christ.
1521 The Diet of Worms ended when Charles V, Holy Roman
Emperor, issued the Edict of Worms, which declared Protestant Reformation
leader Martin Luther an outlaw.
1659 Oliver Cromwell's son Richard resigned as
Lord Protector of England.