Saturday, April 20, 2013

History Trivia - last naval battle in Byzantine history

April 20

295 - 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.

1303 The University of Rome La Sapienza was instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.

1314 Clement V died. Clement, who owed his election largely to King Philip IV of France, chose to move the Papacy to Avignon, where it remained for more than 60 years. He also had a hand in the trial of the Templars.

1442 Edward IV, King of England, 1461-83, was born.

1453 The last naval battle in Byzantine history occurred, as three Genoese galleys escorting a Byzantine transport fought their way through the huge Ottoman blockade fleet.

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