Wednesday, June 6, 2012
June 6, 1242 Twenty four wagonloads of Talmudic (Hebrew instruction)books were burned in Paris. 513 Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeated the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza was restored. 1523 Gustav Vasa was elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union, which had united the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway (with Iceland, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Shetland, and Orkney),and Sweden. 1683 The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opened as the world's first university museum.