Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21, Winter Solstice / History Trivia

December 21
Happy Winter Solstice
 69 the end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian became the fourth Emperor of Rome within a year.
The Roman Forum
882 Hincmar of Reims died. As archbishop of Reims, Hincmar was one of the most influential political and ecclesiastical figures of Carolingian Europe. 
1118 Thomas A. Becket was born. 1140 Conrad III of Germany besieged Weinsberg.
1163 A hurricane hit villages in Holland/Friesland, causing massive flooding.

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