Tuesday, September 7, 2010
On September 9 490 B.C. The Battle of Marathon took place between the invading Persian army and the Athenian Army. The marathon race was derived from the events that occurred surrounding this battle. In 1087, William the Conqueror died in Rouen at age 59 after an accident while riding his horse. In 1513 The English killed James IV of Scotland and defeated his army at the Battle of Flodden Field, Northumbria and in 1598 Francesco Cenci, a powerful and vicious nobleman of Rome, was murdered.