Sunday, October 18, 2015

History Trivia - Church of the Holy Sepulcher destroyed

October 18

1009 The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a Christian church in Jerusalem, was completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacked the Church's foundations down to bedrock.
 1016 Canute of Denmark became the heir of Edmund Ironside, King of England, with victory at Ashingdon, and Edmund agreed to divide England between himself and Canute. At the end of November, however, Edmund died, and Canute became king of all England. 

1529 Henry VIII ordered Cardinal Wolsey to hand over the great seal. 

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