Friday, May 11, 2012
May 11, 330 Constantinople was dedicated as the new capital of the Roman Empire during the reign of Constantine the Great. 482 Justinian I (the Great) was born. He was Byzantine (East Roman) emperor AD 527-565 who collected Roman laws under one code known as the Justinian Code. 1310 In France fifty-four members of the Knights Templar were burned at the stake as heretics. 1559 Religious reformer John Knox ignited the Scottish Reformation with a sermon at Perth, Scotland.