768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman were
crowned co-rulers of the Franks, after the death of their father, Pepin the
1009 The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a Christian church in Jerusalem,
was completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who
hacked the Church's foundations down to bedrock.
1016 Canute of Denmark became
the heir of Edmund Ironside, King of England, with victory at Ashingdon, and
Edmund agreed to divide England between himself and Canute. At the end of
November, however, Edmund died, and Canute became king of all England.
1529 Henry VIII ordered Cardinal
Wolsey to hand over the great seal.