Wednesday, June 20, 2012
June 20, 236 BC Scipio Africanus, Roman statesman and general of the Second Punic War was born. 404 the first Cathedral of Santa Sophia in Constantinople was burned to the ground by rioters. 451 Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' defeated Attila the Hun at Catalarinische Fields. Theodorid, King of the Visigoths was mortally wounded in this battle. 1214 The University of Oxford received its charter. 1397 The Union of Kalmar united Denmark, Sweden, and Norway under one monarch. 1685 Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declared himself King of England at Bridgwater.