Thursday, March 1, 2012
March 1, 752 BC Romulus, first king of Rome, celebrated the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following the Rape of the Sabine Women. 86 BC Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, entered Athens, and removed the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus. 286 Roman Emperor Diocletian raised Maximian to the rank of Caesar. 317 Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, were made Caesares. 492 St. Felix III ended his reign and St. Gelasius I began his reign as Pope. 743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas was prohibited. 918 Balderik became Bishop of Utrecht. He was the son of Count Ricfried in the Betuwe, who expelled the Vikings from Utrecht.