Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-24

  • 1091 – Britain's earliest recorded tornado strikes the heart of London, destroying the London Bridge, St. Mary-le-Bow and 600 houses #
  • Happy Birthday 1253 – Ivo of Kermartin, Patron saint of lawyers #
  • 1346 – Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III, and held in the Tower of London for 11 years #
  • R.I.P. 532 – Pope Boniface II http://twitpic.com/2ycfbo #
  • R.I.P. 1035 – Sancho III of Navarre #
  • 1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah #
  • R.I.P. 1101 – Hugh of Vermandois, son of Henry I of France #
  • 1016 – Battle of Ashingdon: the Danes, led by Canute the Great defeat the Saxons #
  • Happy B irthday 1405 – Enea Silvio Piccolomini the future Pope Pius II http://twitpic.com/2yn7qc #
  • R.I.P. 1417 – Pope Gregory XII http://twitpic.com/2yn8hf #
  • 1081 – The Battle of Dyrrhachium: Robert Guiscard and his Normans defeat the Byzantine Empire #
  • @Bebejax ahh yes all those late nights fueled by Mt. Dew mastering The Legend of Zelda. Curse you Ganon leave my fair Princess Zelda alone! in reply to Bebejax #
  • 1210 – Pope Innocent III excommunicates German leader Otto IV #
  • @Bebejax thats the 1 thing i missed when over there, MtDew. But the Guinness sure helped me get over it 🙂 in reply to Bebejax #
  • 1216 – King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his 9-year-old son Henry #
  • R.I.P. 1187 – Pope Urban III http://twitpic.com/2yw807 #
  • 1453 – The French recapture Bordeaux ending the Hundred Years' War, with the English retaining only Calais on French soil #
  • R.I.P. 1216 – King John 'the Softsword' of England of Magna Carta fame #
  • 1466 – The Second Peace of Thorn: signed between Poland and the Teutonic Knights, ending The Thirteen Years War #
  • 1139 – Henry X, Duke of Bavaria #
  • R.I.P. 1139 – Henry X, Duke of Bavaria #
  • Happy Birthday 1496 – Claude, Duke of Guise, French soldier #
  • Happy Birthday 1463 – Alessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher #
  • Slow day in the middle ages. Let me dig deep and find some more events #
  • 1096 – Peasants' Crusade: The Turkish army annihilates the People's Army of the West. #
  • R.I.P. 1204 – Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English nobleman #
  • R.I.P. 1422 – King Charles VI 'the Mad' of France http://twitpic.com/2zf2dl #
  • R.I.P. 1221 – Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany #
  • Happy Birthday 1449 – George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III #
  • @thehistoryguy band-aids and Kleenex in reply to thehistoryguy #
  • Major computer meltdown this morning. Not good #
  • @ShireHistories my vote is for 'battlefields of England and Scotland' in reply to ShireHistories #
  • Happy Birthday 1071 – William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet #
  • R.I.P. 741 – Charles Martel, leader of the Franks #
  • 1383 – King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, starting a two year period of civil war and disorder #
  • New Podcast: Find out what is lurking in Dover Castle http://bit.ly/aukslc #
  • New Podcast: Pet cemeteries, medieval tunnels, and a headless drummer. Check out the haunted Edinburgh Castle http://bit.ly/bkiuL9 #
  • 1157 – The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in Denmark. King Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country #
  • R.I.P. 1456 – Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint; Patron saint of Jurists #
  • 1295 – The first treaty forming the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France against England is signed in Paris #
  • @ChaucerDaily @RCAHMWales Thanks for the #FF #
  • @Chadwickauthor @kds55 @KedlestonDerby @byzantinephil @metalibrarian @CommonBanneret @thelonggallery @jeongmin37 Thnx for the RTs this week #
  • more RTs from the week thnx! @welshficwitch @Steven_Till @epica27 @halomanuk @thehistoryguy @fleming77 @claire_michelle @nickthorbs #

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