Pope Formosus dies. His name "Formosus" means "good looking," but his looks didn't save him from an incredible amount of controversy.
Then again, most of the problems occurred after his death — six months, to be specific, when his successor Stephen VI has his body dug up and put on trial.
The charges stemmed from the time of Pope John VIII who had accused Formosus of despoiling cloisters and conspiring with "certain iniquitous men and women for the destruction of the papal see."
Unsurprisingly Pope Formosus is found guilty. His corpse is stripped of its papal vestments, all his orders are declared void, the fingers he used to bless people are cut off, the body is dragged through the streets of Rome and finally it's just dumped in the Tiber River.
Pope Sergius III will later confirm the decisions reached by this "Cadaver Synod," but Pope John XI reinstates Formosus about 40 years after his posthumous trial.