Events:

49 BC – Julius Caesar’s general Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River by the Numidians under Publius Attius Varus and King Juba of Numidia. Curio commits suicide to avoid capture.
410 – The Visigoths under king Alaric I begin to pillage Rome.
455 – The Vandals, led by king Genseric, begin to plunder Rome. Pope Leo I requests Genseric not destroy the ancient city or murder its citizens. He agrees and the gates of Rome are opened. However, the Vandals loot a great amount of treasure.
1200 – King John of England, signee of the first Magna Carta, marries Isabella of Angouleme in Bordeaux Cathedral.
1215 – Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid.
1561 – Willem I of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxony.

Births:

1113 – Geoffrey of Anjou, Count of Anjou (d. 1151)
1198 – King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)
1358 – King John I of Castile (d. 1390)
1393 – Arthur III, Duke of Brittany (d. 1458)
1758 – Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1794)
1772 – King Willem I of the Netherlands (d. 1840)
1865 – King Ferdinand I of Romania (d. 1927)
1929 – Princess Alix, Dowager Princess of Ligne, Princess of Luxembourg

Deaths:

1042 – Michael V Kalaphates, Byzantine Emperor (b. 1015)
1103 – King Magnus III of Norway (b. 1073)

 

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