On This Day

996 AD in History

Events in History

  • May 21 Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III as Holy Roman Emperor in St Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Nov 1 First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the 'OstarrĂ®chi Document'

Deaths in History

  • Oct 24 Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58