Sunday, November 23, 2014

History Trivia - Thespis of Icaria appears as an actor on stage

November 23,

534 BC Thespis of Icaria became the first actor to portray a character onstage, instead of speaking as him or herself.  He is said to have introduced the first principal actor in addition to the chorus

 800 Charlemagne arrived at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

 912 Otto I (The Great) was born. He was King of Germany from 936-983 and was the first king to become Holy Roman Emperor in 961.

955 King Eadred died. King of Wessex and acknowledged as overlord of Mercia, and the Danelaw, Eadred brought Northumbria permanently under English rule.

1499 Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck was hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.
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