Thursday, April 16, 2015

History Trivia - Greek king Odysseus' returns home

April 16

1178 BC The calculated date of the Greek king Odysseus' return home from the Trojan War.

1071 Bari, (coastal region off the Adriatic Sea) fell to Norman Robert Guiscard, ending five centuries of Byzantine rule in southern Italy.

1521 Martin Luther made his first appearance before the Diet of Worms to be examined by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. According to tradition, April 16th was the day that Pope Innocent III gave his oral approbation to the rule of the order founded by St. Francis of Assisi.

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