Wednesday, August 14, 2013

History Trivia - German astrologer, Faust, thrown in Paris jail for selling books

August 14

 1040 Duncan, King of Scots was murdered by Macbeth, who became king.

1457 The first book ever printed was published by a German astrologer named Faust. He was thrown in jail while trying to sell books in Paris because authorities concluded that all the identical books meant Faust had dealt with the devil.

1585 England's Queen Elizabeth I refused sovereignty of the Netherlands.

1598 Nine Years War: Battle of the Yellow Ford: Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeated an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.

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