On This Day

1002 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 6 German King Henry II the Saint crowned
  • Nov 13 English king Ethelred II (the 'Unready') launches 'St Brice's Day' massacre of Danish settlers

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 21 Pope Leo IX [Bruno, Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg], Catholic Church's 151st pope (1049-54), born in Egisheim, Alsace, Upper Lorraine, France (d. 1054)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 23 Otto III, German king/emperor 983/996-1002, dies at 21
  • Aug 2 Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies
  • Oct 15 Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946)