69 General Vespasian's troops occupy Rome after defeating the
860 King Ethelbald of Wessex
1334 Benedict XII was elected pope. The third
pope to reside at Avignon, Benedict attempted to reform the church and its
religious orders. His pontificate saw the beginning of the Hundred Years' War.
1522 Suleiman the Magnificent accepted the surrender of the surviving Knights
of Rhodes, who were allowed to evacuate. They eventually settled on Malta and
became known as the Knights of Malta.