Saturday, February 16, 2013

History Trivia

February 16
116 Emperor Trajan sent laureatae (word of military glory) to the Roman Senate at Rome on account of his victories and being conqueror of Parthia.
374 The ninth recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
600 Pope Gregory the Great decreed the saying "God bless you" is the correct response to a sneeze.
1646 The Battle of Great Torrington, Devon was the last major battle of the first English Civil War.

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