Saturday, April 19, 2014

History Trivia - Viking raiders kill Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury

April 19

 607 Comet Halley approached within 0.0898 AUs of Earth.

 1012 Viking raiders killed Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury before being bought off with a huge bribe.

1054 Pope Leo IX died.  He was able to transform the papacy from a local power in Rome to a major influence in Europe.
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