Monday, August 4, 2014

History Trivia - Supernova seen in Cassiopeia

August 4

 70 the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.

367 Gratian, son of Roman Emperor Valentinian I, was named co-Augustus by his father.

1181 Supernova was seen in Cassiopeia, a constellation in the northern sky, named after the vain Queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty.

1265 Second Barons' War: Battle of Evesham: the army of Prince Edward (the future king Edward I of England) defeated the forces of rebellious barons led by Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, killing de Montfort and many of his allies.

1347 English troops conquered Ft. Calais (France).

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