Tuesday, January 7, 2014

History Trivia - Francis, Duke of Guise, captures Calais

January 7

49 BC Julius Caesar was ordered to disband his army. He refused and crossed the Rubicon three days later, invaded Italy, which began a civil war.

 1327 King Edward II of England was deposed.

1451 the University of Glasgow Founded at the request of King James II of Scotland. Pope Nicholas V issued a bull of foundation for a studium generale. At first underfunded and lacking a place to hold lectures, the University nonetheless grew into a distinguished center of learning, its progress only briefly interrupted by the troubles of the Reformation.

1558 French nobleman Francis, Duke of Guise, captured Calais, the last English possession in mainland France.

1601 Robert, Earl of Essex led revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth.

1610 Galileo Galilei observed three of the four largest moons of Jupiter for the first time. He named them, and in turn the four are called the Galilean moons.

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