176 Emperor Marcus Aurelius granted his son
Commodus the rank of Imperator and made him Supreme Commander of the Roman
511 Clovis, King of the Franks
(Merovingian Dynasty) died.
1095 Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade to
reclaim sacred Christian sites from Islamic hands at the Council of
1295 the first elected
representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to
attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".
William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.
1703 The first Eddystone Lighthouse
(south west of Rame Head, UK) was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.