Monday, October 15, 2012

On October 15
70 BC, Virgil was born.  He is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Roman Empire.
533 Byzantine general Belisarius made his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.
1389 Pope Urban VI died. The election of Urban sparked the Western Schism, which lasted nearly 40 years.
1501 English crown prince Arthur married Catherine of Aragon.
1520 King Henry VIII of England ordered bowling lanes at Whitehall.
1537 Prince Edward Tudor was baptized.

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