On This Day

Historical Events in 878 AD

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 6 Battle of Edington: Alfred the Great and his West Saxon army defeat Viking army of Guthrum the Old [earliest possible date]

King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex Alfred the Great
King of the Anglo-Saxons and King of Wessex
Alfred the Great
  • May 21 Syracuse is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily.