Monday, August 1, 2011

History Trivia

August 1,30 BC – Octavian (later known as Augustus) entered Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic. 10 BC, Claudius I, Emperor of Rome AD 41-54 was born. He built Rome's harbor at Ostia and conquered parts of England and Thrace (now the Balkins). 69 Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolted under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis. 126 Publius Helvius Pertinax, Emperor of Rome for less than one year in 193 was born. 527 Justinian I became the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. 902 Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, was captured by the Aghlabid army. 1137 Louis VI, the Fat, King of France died of dysentery. 1203 Isaac II Angelus, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declared his son Alexius IV Angelus co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.

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