Events:

285 – Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.
306 – Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
315 – The Arch of Constantine is completed near the Colosseum at Rome to commemorate Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge.
864 – The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
1547 – Henry II of France is crowned.
1554 – Mary I marries Felipe II of Spain at Winchester Cathedral
1593 – Henri IV of France publicly converts from Protestantism to Roman Catholicism.
1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned as king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. Political union would occur in 1707.

Births:

1016 – Casimir I, Duke of Poland (d. c. 1058)
1109 – Afonso I of Portugal (d. 1185)
1336 – Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
1404 – Philip I, Duke of Brabant (d. 1430)
1797 – Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
1860 – Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
1894 – Gavrilo Princip, Serbian assassin of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand (d. 1918)

Deaths:

306 – Constantius Chlorus, Roman Emperor (b. 250)
1409 – King Martin I of Sicily(b. 1374/1376)
1472 – Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, French military leader (b. 1394)
1492 – Pope Innocent VIII (b. 1432)

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