Sunday, February 6, 2011
March 7,161 the emperor Antoninus Pius died peacefully of fever after a peaceful and prosperous reign. A rare occurrence for an emperor of Rome. He was succeeded by his adopted sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. 238 Roman subjects in Africa revolted against Maximinus Thrax and elected Gordian I as emperor. 321 Emperor Constantine I decreed that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) was the day of rest in the Empire. 1111Bohemond I of Tarente died. Bohemond was a leader of the First Crusade and prince of Antioch. 1274 Thomas Aquinas died. 1277 Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, condemned 219 philosophical and theological theses.