Friday, September 13, 2013

History Trivia - Hadrian orders the construction of the great wall, dividing Britain

Sept 13

585 BC Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, king of Rome, celebrated a triumph for his victories over the Sabines, and the surrender of Collatia.  

509 BC The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill was dedicated on the ides of September.

81 Roman emperor Titus, who was on the throne when Pompeii was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, died in Rome at age 40.

122 Construction of Hadrian's Wall began.

533 General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeated Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa.

1321 Dante, author of "The Divine Comedy," died.

1475 Cesare Borgia was born.

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