Tag Archives: Roman

What Happened – January 2

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “366 – The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire” and the most recent is “2006 – An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 1

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “153 BC – Roman consuls begin their year in office” and the most recent is “2011 – Estonia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the seventeenth eurozone country.”   A few other things that … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 22

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – Emperor Vitellius is captured and murdered at the Gemonian stairs in Rome” and the most recent is “2010 – The repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 21

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – The Roman Senate declares Vespasian as Roman emperor, the last in the Year of Four Emperors” and the most recent is “2004 – Iraq War: A suicide bomber killed 22 at the forward operating base next to the main U.S. military … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 20

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “69 – Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of emperor” and the most recent are two from 2007:  “Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 19

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “211 – Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives the Praetorian Guard murders … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 18

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “218 BC – Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic” and the most recent is “2010 – Governmental protests begin in Tunisia, beginning the 2010-2011 Middle East and North Africa … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 11

It was on this day in 1968 that the Rolling Stones put on a rock and roll circus. The event was filmed before an invited audience on a stage designed to look like a circus big top. Other musical acts … Continue reading

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What Happened – December 10

It was on this day in 1898 that Spain and the US delegates in Paris finalized the treaty that would officially end the Spanish-American War. As a result of the negotiations Cuba became an independent country while the US gained control of … Continue reading

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What Happened – November 27

It was on this day in 1095 that Pope Urban II first urged Christians in Europe to wage war against Muslims in the Middle East. The Turks had control of Jerusalem, and they had banned Christian pilgrims from visiting the … Continue reading

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