Friday, August 26, 2011

August 26, 55 BC Julius Caesar and his Roman Legions invaded Great Britain. 1017 Turks defeated the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Manikert, Eastern Turkey. 1429 Joan of Arc made a triumphant entry into Paris.1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de' Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, was discovered.
1498 Michelangelo was commissioned to carve the Pietà.

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