Sunday, January 27, 2013

History Trivia

January 27

484 BC, the temple of Castor and Pollux, the Heavenly Twins, was dedicated.

98 Trajan became Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva.

1186 Henry VI, the son and heir of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, married Constance of Sicily.

1302 Dante became a Florentine political exile because of his political activities that included the banishment of several rivals. 

1606 Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators began, ending with their execution on January 31.

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