356 BC The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the
World, was destroyed by arson.
A tsunami devastated the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The tsunami was caused by
an earthquake estimated to be 8.0 on the Richter Scale. 5,000 people perished
in Alexandria, and 45,000 more died outside the city.
1403 Battle of
Shrewsbury: King Henry IV of England defeated rebels to the north of the county
town of Shropshire, England.