480 BC The Greeks
defeated the Persians in a naval battle at Salamis, an island in the Saronic
Gulf near Athens. It marked the high-point of the second Persian invasion of
Greece which had begun in 480 BC.
1097 First Crusaders arrived in Antioch. The
first siege, by the crusaders against the Muslim city, lasted from October 21,
1097, to June 2, 1098.
1524 Thomas Linacre, physician and classical scholar,
who founded the Royal College of Physicians in London died.
Wren, astronomer/great architect (St. Paul's
Cathedral), was born.