Wednesday, January 1, 2014

History Trivia - Julius Caesar introduces leap years

January 1

45 BC Julius Caesar's calendar reform: 365 days in 12 months with leap years every four years was introduced.

43 BC Cicero delivered his Fifth Philippic (fifth of a series of speeches condemning Mark Antony) in the Roman Senate.

27 BC Octavian became the first emperor of Rome and took the name Caesar Augustus. 4
04 Last gladiator competition in Rome.

The Borgias
1431 Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) was born.

1600 Scotland began its numbered year on January 1 instead of March 25.

1651 Charles II was crowned King of Scotland.

1801 The Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland created the United Kingdom.

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