Sunday, March 18, 2012
March 18, 37 The Roman Senate annulled Tiberius's will and proclaimed Caligula emperor. 235 Emperor Alexander Severus and his mother Julia Mamaea were murdered by legionaries near Moguntiacum (modern Mainz), ending the Severan dynasty. 1190 Crusaders killed 57 Jews in Bury St Edmonds England. 1227 Pope Honorius III Died. His pontificate concentrated on church reform and the crusades. 1229 Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor declared himself King of Jerusalem during the Sixth Crusade. 1314 Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was burned at the stake. 1438 Albert II of Habsburg became Holy Roman Emperor.