Diocletian was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers.
375 Enraged by the insolence of barbarian
envoys, Valentinian, the Emperor of the West, died of apoplexy in Pannonia in
680 Saint Hild of Whitby died. Hild or Hilda founded
Streaneshalch Abbey (now Whitby) and was one of the most renowned abbesses of
1292 Edward I of England made John Balliol king of
Scotland, marking the start of increased English control.
1558 Elizabethan era began. Queen Mary I of
England died and was succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England who
was not officially crowned until January.