Tuesday, September 28, 2010

History Trivia

On September 29 106 BC Pompey the Great, statesman and general of the Roman Empire was born. He was the chief rival of Julius Caesar. In 440 AD, Saint Leo I, the Great, was elected Roman Catholic pope and in 1399 King Richard II of England abdicated; he was succeeded by his cousin Henry Bolingbroke (Henry IV). Richard was initially imprisoned and later died from "uncertain causes."

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