Sunday, September 20, 2015

History Trivia - The Battle of Châlons - Attila the Hun defeated

September 20

451 The Battle of Châlons took place in North Eastern France. Flavius Aetius's victory over Attila the Hun in a day of combat is considered to be the largest battle in the ancient world. 

1066 The Battle of Fulford: King Harald III of Norway (Harald Hardrada) and Tostig Gowinson, his English allay, defeated Edwin of Mercia and Morcar of Northumbria. 

1633 Galileo Galilei was tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun and was found "vehemently suspect of heresy", forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

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