Saturday, November 1, 2014

History Trivia - Vikings seize control of Eboracum (York)

November 1

All Saints Day.

193 Pertinax became emperor of Rome whose reign lasted three months.  He was known as the first emperor of the tumultuous Year of the Five Emperors.  He tried to restore discipline in the Praetorian Guards who rebelled and killed him.  

866 the Vikings seized control of Eboracum (York), the first major city to fall in their conquest of England.

1512  Michelangelo's paintings on the ceiling of Sistine Chapel was first exhibited.

1570  Netherlands was hit by a flood disaster and thousands were killed.

 1604 William Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello" was first presented.

1611 Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Tempest" was first presented.
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