105 BC Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri (tribe from
Northern Europe) inflicted the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus
891 Formosus was elected Pope.
During his pontificate, he attempted to liberate Rome from the Spoletan Holy
Roman co-emperors Guy and his son Lambert, crowned Arnulf of the East Franks
emperor and requested he invade Italy which left the German states in discord.
1014 The Byzantine Emperor Basil earns the title "Slayer of Bulgers"
after he orders the blinding of 15,000 Bulgerian troops.
1536 William Tyndale,
the English translator of the New Testament, is strangled and burned at the
stake for heresy at Vilvorde, France.