Thursday, January 23, 2014

History Trivia - Augustus Caesar (Octavian) founded the Roman Empire

January 23

27 BC, Augustus Caesar (Octavian) founded the Roman Empire that would last until A.D. 476.  Octavian was granted the title 'Augustus', meaning lofty or serene, by the Roman senate.

393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaimed his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor.

1265 First English Parliament formally convened.

1510 18 year old Henry VIII of England appeared incognito in the lists at Richmond, and was applauded for his jousting before he revealed his identity.

1533 Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovered she was pregnant.

1570 The assassination of Regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray threw Scotland into civil war.

1571 The Royal Exchange opened in London.

1579 The Union of Utrecht formed a Protestant republic in the Netherlands.

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