1096 The People's Crusade (part of the First Crusade also known as the
Peasants' Crusade or the Paupers' Crusade), led by Peter the Hermit, was
slaughtered by Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Civetot.
1422 When Henry VI was eight months old he
succeeded to the English throne, and shortly afterwards, by the death in 1422
of his maternal grandfather, Charles VI, he became titular king of France.
1449 George, Duke of Clarence, brother
of Edward IV and Richard III was born.
1529 The Pope named Henry VIII of
England Defender of the Faith after he defended the seven sacraments against