Today In The Past
741 – Zacharias becomes Pope
1041 – Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
1294 – Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
1508 – League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1520 – Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1582 – France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1684 – Isaac Newton’s derivation of Kepler’s laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
1688 – King James II flees London
1690 – Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money
1745 – Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws into Manchester
1799 – Metric system established in France
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