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
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