Saturday, October 6, 2012

History Trivia

October 6

105 BC Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri (tribe from Northern Europe) inflicted the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.

877 Charles the Bald died.

891 Formosus was elected Pope. During his pontificate, he attempted to liberate Rome from the Spoletan Holy Roman co-emperors Guy and his son Lambert, crowned Arnulf of the East Franks emperor and requested he invade Italy which left the German states in discord. 

1014 The Byzantine Emperor Basil earned the title "Slayer of Bulgers" after he ordered the blinding of 15,000 Bulgerian troops. 

1536 William Tyndale, the English translator of the New Testament, was strangled and burned at the stake for heresy at Vilvorde, France.  

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