Friday, January 3, 2014

History Trivia - Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

January 3

106 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero was born.

1098 Walkelin, first Norman bishop of Winchester, died. 

1431 Joan of Arc was handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Legal proceedings began on 9 January 1431 at Rouen, the seat of the English occupation government where Joan was found guilty of heresy, and was burned at the stake on May 30.

1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tested a flying machine.

1521  Pope Leo X excommunicated Martin Luther, German theologian and Protestant reformer for heresy, in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.

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