Today in history, Hadrian, Rome’s new emperor, makes his entry into the city in 118.
Today in history, Avitus (see picture below), the Roman military commander in Gaul, becomes Emperor of the West in 455.
Today in history, Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of worship in 1609.
Today in history, The Swedish navy captures one third of the Russian fleet at the Battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea in 1790.
Today in history, The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government in 1900.
Today in history, The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units in 1971.