69 - Battle at Bedriacum,
North-Italy fought during the Year of the Four Emperors, which resulted in
Vespasian ascending the throne near the end of the bloody year of crisis.
1053 Godwin, Earl of Wessex died. He was one of the most powerful lords in
England under the Danish king Cnut the Great and his successors. Cnut made him
the first Earl of Wessex. Godwin was the father of King Harold Godwinson and
Edith of Wessex, wife of King Edward the Confessor.
1450 Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of
the Hundred Years' War, the French attacked and nearly annihilated English
forces, ending English domination in Northern France.