Saturday, April 30, 2011
May 1, Festival of Juno occurred on this day. 193 Pertinax became emperor. 305 Diocletian and Maximian retired from the office of Roman Emperor. 880 The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches. 1045 Pope Benedict IX sold the papacy to John Gratianus, Gregory VI. 1316 Edward Bruce was crowned King of Ireland. 1328 Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognised the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.