[Loch-ruadh] Today in History Dec. 9
STEVE K ROURKE
SROURKE at prodigy.net
Sat Dec 8 22:12:06 PST 2001
535 Belisarius takes Rome.
627 NINEVEH (Heraclius defeats Persians).
656 BATTLE OF THE CAMEL (Ali defeats opponents).
861 Murder of Mutawakkil, Caliph of Baghdad.
1165 Death of Malcolm IV ( Scotland).
1170 Martyrdom of St. Thomas à Becket.
1212 Coronation of Frederick II ( Germany).
1221 INDUS (Defeat of Jelal-ud-Din by Ghengis Khan).
1292 Death of Sa'di, Persian poet.
1315 Foundation of the Swiss Confederacy (2nd Everlasting League).
1437 Death of Sigsimund (Hungary, Bohemia, Germany, Lombardy, and Emperor of
1469 Death of Fra Filippo Lippi.
1482 Birth of Frederick "the Wise," Elector Palantine of the Rhine.
1502 King Henry VII grants patent to Company of Adventurers to the New
1561 Birth of Sir Edmund Sandys.
1565 Death of Pope Pius IV.
1594 Birth of Gustavus II Adolphus (Sweden).
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