534 BC Thespis of Icaria became the first actor
to portray a character onstage, instead of speaking as him or herself. He is said to have introduced the first principal actor in addition to the chorus
800 Charlemagne arrived at Rome to investigate
the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
912 Otto I (The Great) was born. He was
King of Germany from 936-983 and was the first king to become Holy Roman
Emperor in 961.
955 King Eadred died. King of Wessex and acknowledged as
overlord of Mercia, and the Danelaw, Eadred brought Northumbria permanently
under English rule.
1499 Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck was hanged for reportedly
attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497,
claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.