293 – Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian appoint Galerius as Caesar to Diocletian, beginning the period of four rulers known as the Tetrarchy.
878 – Syracuse, Sicily, is captured by the Muslim Aghlabids after a nine-month siege.
879 – Pope John VIII gives blessings to Branimir of Croatia and to the Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state.
996 – Sixteen-year-old Otto III is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
*1349 – Dušan's Code, the constitution of the Serbian Empire, is enacted by Dušan the Mighty.
*1403 – Henry III of Castile sends Ruy González de Clavijo as ambassador to Timur to discuss the possibility of an alliance between Timur and Castile against the Ottoman Empire.
*1554 – Queen Mary I grants a royal charter to Derby School, as a grammar school for boys in Derby, England.
*1659 – In the Concert of The Hague, the Dutch Republic, the
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