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

1652 – Sea battle at Dungenesslt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet

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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