881 Pope John VIII crowned Charles the Fat, the King of Italy, Holy Roman
Emperor. Charles was the grandson of Charlemagne who suffered from epilepsy and
other illnesses; he also paid the Vikings to keep the barbarians from pillaging
1554 Lady Jane Grey, the nine day queen of England, was executed at
the age of 16.
1554 Lord Guildford Dudley, Jane Grey's
husband, was beheaded