Wednesday, February 15, 2012
February 15, 44 BC, Mark Antony offered Julius Caesar the diadem of royalty which he refused. 360 AD the first Cathedral of Santa Sophia in Constantinople was dedicated. 399 Philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death. 670 Oswy, King of Bernicia and subordinate to King Penda of Mercia for 13 years died. When Penda invaded Bernicia, he was killed by Oswy's forces. Oswy then united all of Northumbria, which he ruled from 655 until his death. 1113 The Knights Hospitaller, founded to care for sick pilgrims in Jerusalem, was formally named and recognized. The order evolved throughout the Crusades and still exists today. 1564 Galileo Galilei was born.