Sunday, June 8, 2014

History Trivia - Attila the Hun invades Italy

June 8

52 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun.

 65 Jews revolted against Rome, capturing the fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem.

68 Rome Senate accepted Emperor Galba.

218 Opellius Macrinus, Emperor of Rome (217-8), died in battle. 4

536 St Silverius began his reign as Catholic Pope.

793 Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, and is commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.

1042 Harthacanute, King of Denmark and England died.

1191 Richard the Lion-Hearted of England arrived at the port of Acre in the Holy Land during the third Crusade. He captured Acre, but could not recapture Jerusalem from the Turks.

1376 Edward, the Black Prince died.
Trial of Richard le Scrope
1405 Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, were executed in York on Henry IV's orders.
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