1184 BC The Greeks entered
Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
709 Saint Wilfrid died. A monk
of Lindisfarne Abbey and later Bishop of Hexham, Wilfrid spread the Benedictine
Rule and worked to establish Roman Catholicism over the influence of the Celtic
Church in England.
1585 Pope Sixtus V elected. Sixtus was unanimously
elected successor to Gregory XIII, who had left the Papal States in disarray.
He defined the college of Cardinals and is considered the founder of the