The City of Barcelona is retaken from Moorish Forces today, by The Armies of King Louis The Pious (Aquitaine).
Edward The Confessor is Crowned King of England, today.
Charles Wilkes (US), was born today. A Naval Officer, Wilkes would lead the first American Expedition to Antarctica. Wilkes Land (off the Continent) – was named in honor of him.
Former Gang Member Robert Ford shoots and kills Jesse James today.
Former Imperial Japanese General Masaharu Homma, is executed today by an Allied War Crimes Tribunal. Homma was in direct Command of Forces responsible for the death of 18,000 Allied Prisoners of War. The Event is memorialized as the infamous "Bataan Death March".