Friday, August 1, 2014

History Trivia - "Rule Britannia" performed for the first time.

August 1

1096 The crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Constantinople.

1137 Louis VI, the Fat, King of France died of dysentery.

1203 Isaac II Angelus, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declared his son Alexius IV Angelus co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.  

1740 "Rule Britannia," which was written by Thomas Arne, was performed for the first time.
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