Saturday, April 30, 2011
May 7, 558 In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapsed. Justinian I immediately ordered that the dome be rebuilt. 1274 in France, the Second Council of Lyons opened to regulate the election of the Pope. 1348 Charles University in Prague (Universitas Carolina/Univerzita Karlova) was established as the first university in Central Europe. 1429 Joan of Arc ended the Siege of Orléans, pulled an arrow from her own shoulder and returned, wounded, to lead the final charge. The victory marked a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.