Tuesday, October 9, 2012

History Trivia

On October 9

28 BC The Temple of Apollo was dedicated on the Palatine Hill in Rome.

768 Carloman I and Charlemagne were crowned Kings of The Franks.

1000 Leif Ericson, the great Norse explorer, became the first European to land in North America, which he called Vinland. The date is celebrated as Leif Ericson Day in Norway.

1047 Pope Clement II died.

1390 King John I of Castile was killed in a fall from his horse while riding in a fantasia (equestrian performance) with some of the light horsemen known as the farfanes, who were mounted and equipped in the Arab style.

1192 Richard the Lionheart left Jerusalem in disguise.

1470 Henry VI of England restored to the throne.

1514 Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor.

1529 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey was indicted for using his power illegally. His failure to secure the annulment of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is widely perceived to have directly caused his downfall and arrest.

1536 The Pilgrimage of Grace, popular rising in York, Yorkshire, in protest against Henry VIII's break with the Roman Catholic Church and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, as well as other specific political, social and economic grievances, began.

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