79 Mount Vesuvius ( a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy) began to
stir, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's
Roman army beat Radagaisus' Barbarians. Radagaisus King of the Goths (East
Germanic tribe of Scandinavian origin) was captured and executed.
686 Charles Martel, grandfather
of Charlemagne, was born.