Monday, July 16, 2012
July 16, 276 Mark Annius Florianus, emperor of Rome, was murdered. 1054 Three Roman legates broke relations between Western and Eastern Christian Churches through the act of placing an invalidly-issued Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar of Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. Historians frequently describe the event as the start of the East-West Schism. 1377 Coronation of Richard II of England. Richard was a son of Edward, the Black Prince and was born during the reign of his grandfather, Edward III. 1429 Joan of Arc led the French army in Battle of Orleans. 1439 Kissing was banned in England to stop germs from spreading.