70 Siege of Jerusalem: Titus, son of
Emperor Vespasian, surrounded the Jewish capital, with four Roman legions.
after two years of defending the fortress of Masada, the Jews committed mass
suicide rather than surrender to the Roman Tenth Legion.
1471 In England,
the Yorkists under Edward IV defeated the Lancastrians under the Earl of
Warwick (the Kingmaker) at the Battle of Barnet; the Earl was killed and Edward
IV resumed the throne.