On This Day

On This Day in History for May 8

Events in History

  • 535 John II's reign as Catholic Pope ends, upon his death
  • 589 Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo
  • 615 St Boniface IV's reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 685 St Benedict II's reign as Catholic Pope ends after 11 months, upon his death
  • 1254 University of Salamanca granted a royal charter by Alfonso IX. Third oldest university still operating and the oldest Hispanic.
  • 1348 Ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. The beginning of the Terrible Pestilence (Black Death) in England.
  • 1360 Treaty of Brétigny signed by English & French, ending the first phase of the Hundred Years' War
  • 1450 Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt begins against King Henry VI and they march towards London
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