Saturday, April 4, 2015

History Trivia - Francis Drake was knighted

April 4

1081 Alexius Comnenus crowned emperor. Alexius seized the throne from Nicephorus III. During his reign, he would succeed in reviving the Eastern Roman Empire after half a century of ineffective rule.

1460 University of Basle in Switzerland founded.

1581 Francis Drake was knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.

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