30 BC Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieved a minor victory over
Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserted, leading to his
432 Saint Sixtus III was elected Roman Catholic pope. His papacy is
associated with a great building expansion in Rome; Santa Maria Maggiore was
built during his reign.
781 The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji
(Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
1556 St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder
of the Jesuits, died.