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 This day in History - June 8
445 Historic Events for June 8
65

Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem

Event
68

Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba

Event
218

Opellius Macrinus, emperor of Rome (217-8), dies in battle at 54

Death
452

Italy invaded by Attila the Hun

Event
536

St Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
570

Religion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca

Event
632

Mohammed, prophet of Islam (Koran), dies (according to tradition)

Death
793

Vikings plunder St Cuthbert convent Lindisfarne

Event
979

Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France

Event
1042

Hardicanute, King of England (1040-42), Lambeth

Death
1115

Peter van Amiens, French minister of crusades, dies at about 64

Death
1318

Eleonora Plantagenet, daughter of King Eduard II/wife of Reinald II

Birth
1376

"Black Prince" of Wales, son of King Edward of England, dies at 46

Death
1551

Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma

Event
1612

Hans Leo Hassler, composer, dies at 49

Death
1624

Earthquake strikes Peru

Event
1625

Giovanni D Cassini, Perinaldo, France, discoverer (4 moons of Saturn)

Birth
1632

Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard

Event
1652

William Dampier, English explorer/pirate

Birth
1661

John Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 39

Death
1663

Battle at Amegical: English and Portugese fleet beats Spanish

Event
1671

Tomaso Albinoni, Italian composer (Adagio in G-minor)

Birth
1688

Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried

Death
1694

English troop landing at Brest attack (300 killed)

Event
1695

Christian Huygens, inventor/astronomer (ring of Saturn), dies at 66

Death