On This Day

1178 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 18 Five monks at Canterbury report something exploding on the moon shortly after sunset (only known observation)

CrownRoyal Coronation

Jul 30 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor
Frederick Barbarossa
  • Aug 29 Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 22 Emperor Antoku of Japan, born in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (d. 1185)

Deaths in History

  • May 27 Godfried van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht, dies