Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-10

  • 1043 – Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England #
  • 1077 – The first Parliament of Friuli (NE Italy) is created #
  • Happy Birthday 1367 – King Henry IV of England #
  • R.I.P. 963 – William III 'the Towhead', Duke of Aquitaine #
  • R.I.P. 1287 – Pope Honorius IV #
  • The new podcast is out…Pillars of the Earth Ep2 recap http://bit.ly/gFFKua #
  • 1081 – Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, beginning the Komnenian dynasty #
  • 1147 – First historical record of Moscow #
  • Happy Birthday 1492 – Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer #
  • R.I.P. 636 – Saint Isidore of Seville #
  • Saint Isidore of Seville is the proposed patron of the internet #
  • R.I.P. 896 – Pope Formosus #
  • In 897 Pope Formosus' remains were exhumed and put on trial in the notorious Cadaver Synod #
  • Pope Formosus remains were charged with 'serving as a bishop while actually a layman' and found guilty #
  • After being found guilty Pope Formosus' remains were re-buried, dug up again and ultimately thrown into the Tiber River #
  • R.I.P. 1284 – King Alfonso X of Castile #
  • R.I.P. 1292 – Pope Nicholas IV #
  • The new podcast is out…Pillars of the Earth Ep2 recap http://bit.ly/gFFKua #
  • Happy Birthday 1472 – Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor #
  • R.I.P. 1419 – Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint #
  • Saint Vincent is the patron saint of Construction workers and plumbers #
  • R.I.P. 1168 – Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester #
  • R.I.P. 582 – Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople #
  • 1242 – The Battle of the Ice: Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, defeat an invasion by the Teutonic Knights on the frozen Lake Peipus #
  • Anyone in the UK watching Filthy Cities starring @thehistoryguy I hope you have your scratch-n-sniff cards ready… I am so jealous! #
  • @AntoniousRS @thehistoryguy London sewage…that's awesome! I am getting me one of those cards! in reply to AntoniousRS #
  • @Anne_at_Hever the customary laws predate the Empire but the Romans wrote those laws in the twelve tables around 450BC in reply to Anne_at_Hever #
  • @samuraiarchives free? PC or Mac? Audacity is free for the PC and Garage band for the Mac. in reply to samuraiarchives #
  • @samuraiarchives Adobe Audition, great software and excellent mp3 encoder. Runs about $300, they have an academic discount for 1/2 price in reply to samuraiarchives #
  • @keithbraidwood3 Thanks for the link, however, BBC blocks streaming in the USA. So I am unable to watch it…boooo! on to plan B… #
  • @keithbraidwood3 I am hoping BBC America will air the series. If not then I will have to wait for the DVD in reply to keithbraidwood3 #
  • @navalhistoryguy nice, are you going to be on the cover?!? in reply to navalhistoryguy #
  • R.I.P. 1199 – King Richard I of England dies from an infection following the removal of an arrow from his shoulder #
  • King Richard's heart was buried at Rouen, the rest of his body was buried at the feet of his father at Fontevraud Abbey #
  • R.I.P. 1199 – Pierre Basile, French soldier #
  • Pierre Basile is famous for shooting King Richard I with his crossbow at the siege of Châlus-Chabrol #
  • King Richards last chivalrous act… he ordered that no punishment be given to Pierre Basile #
  • However, after King Richards death the mercenary Captain Mercadier disregarded those orders and had Basile flayed alive and hanged #
  • 453 – Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople #
  • Happy Birthday 1483 – Raphael Sanzio da Urbino, Italian painter and architect #
  • "Sistine Madonna" ~Raphael http://twitpic.com/4hgobn #
  • "Transfiguration" ~Raphael http://twitpic.com/4hgon0 #
  • R.I.P. 1520 – Raphael Sanzio da Urbino, Italian painter and architect #
  • @FabricioHistor good catch. The siege of Constantinople by Mehmed II began in 1453 not 453. Sorry for the typo. in reply to FabricioHistor #
  • R.I.P. 885 – Saint Methodius #
  • 1320 – Declaration of Arbroath: a letter submitted to Pope John XXII declaring Scotland's status as an independent, sovereign state #
  • R.I.P. 1490 – Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary and Croatia #
  • R.I.P. 1147 – Frederick II 'the One-Eyed', Duke of Swabia #
  • 1385 – John, Master of the Order of Aviz, is made king John I of Portugal #
  • @HistoryNeedsYou worse than John or Edward II or Stephen? in reply to HistoryNeedsYou #
  • 1348 – Charles University is founded in Prague #
  • Charles University was the first university in Central Europe and is also considered the earliest German university #
  • @100_Weapons M1Abrams? in reply to 100_Weapons #
  • @100_Weapons guess I should read my entire timeline before I make a guess! in reply to 100_Weapons #
  • @HistoryNeedsYou well that's true. Considering in his 10 year reign he spent maybe 6 months in England. in reply to HistoryNeedsYou #
  • @HistoryNeedsYou haha, terrible but present, fair point. I guess it's a step above terrible and neglectful in reply to HistoryNeedsYou #
  • R.I.P. 1498 – Charles VIII 'the Affable', King of France #
  • 1149 – Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum #
  • Happy Birthday 1336 – Tamerlane (Timur), Turkic conqueror #
  • R.I.P. 956 – Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy #
  • R.I.P. 1143 – John II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor #
  • R.I.P. 1364 – John II 'the Good', King of France #
  • R.I.P. 1461 – Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer #
  • 1413 – Henry V is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey #

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