Friday, June 10, 2011

History Trivia

June 11,1184 BC Trojan War: Troy was sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes. 173 Marcomannic Wars: The Roman army in Moravia was encircled by the Quadi, who had broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeated and subdued them in the so-called "miracle of the rain". 1345 The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, was lynched by political prisoners. 1429 Hundred Years' War: start of the Battle of Jargeau. 1488 Rebels defeated and deposed James III of Scotland at the Battle of Sauchieburn, making his son, James, king. 1509 Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon.

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