Thursday, June 9, 2011
June 9, 411 BC – Coup in Athens succeeded, forming a short-lived oligarchy. 53 Roman Emperor Nero married Claudia Octavia. 62 Claudia Octavia was executed. 68 Roman Emperor Nero committed suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, ending the Julian-Claudian imperial dynasty. 721 Odo of Aquitaine defeated the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse. 1310 Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, was unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.