On September 26
46 BC Julius Caesar dedicated a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus
Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the battle of Pharsalus.
Ragenfrid defeated Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne, the first definite
battle of the civil war which followed the death of Pepin of Heristal, Duke of
1181 St. Francis of Assisi, Italian Founder of the Franciscan Order, was born.
1143 Celestine II became Pope. He was a friend of Peter
Abelard (French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician),
Celestine was a scholar whose pontificate only lasted six months.
Parthenon in Athens, unscathed since 432 BC, was severely damaged by a
gunpowder explosion, caused by the bombing from Venetian forces led by Morosini
(Doge of Venice) who besieged the Ottoman Turks stationed in Athens.