1279 BC – Ramses II (The Great, 19th dynasty) became pharaoh of
1076 The execution of Waltheof
of Northumbria ended the 'Revolt of the Earls' against William the Conqueror.
1859 Big Ben, located atop St. Stephen's tower, went into operation in London, ringing
out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London for the first time.