Friday, December 20, 2013

History Trivia - King Ethelbald of Wessex dies

December 20

 69 General Vespasian's troops occupy Rome after defeating the Emperor Vitellius.    

860 King Ethelbald of Wessex died .

1334 Benedict XII was elected pope. The third pope to reside at Avignon, Benedict attempted to reform the church and its religious orders. His pontificate saw the beginning of the Hundred Years' War.

1522 Suleiman the Magnificent accepted the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who were allowed to evacuate. They eventually settled on Malta and became known as the Knights of Malta.


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