Friday, January 9, 2015

History Trivia - Byzantine Emperor Zeno flees his capital at Constantinople

January 9

475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno was forced to flee his capital at Constantinople.

1349 The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, believed by the residents to be the cause of the ongoing Black Death, were rounded up and incinerated.

1431 Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc began in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.

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