Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-04-24

  • 1492 – Spain and Christopher Columbus sign the Capitulations of Santa Fe for his voyage to Asia to acquire spices #
  • 1397 – Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II #
  • @thehistoryguy I thought he looked familiar…he did Cities of the Underworld on the History channel in reply to thehistoryguy #
  • Happy Birthday 1278 – Michael IX Palaeologus, Byzantine co-emperor #
  • R.I.P. 617 – St. Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg #
  • R.I.P. 1080 – King Harald III of Denmark #
  • R.I.P. 1427 – John IV, Duke of Brabant #
  • Shhh, Shhh, down in front! Game of Thrones is about to start! #
  • 1025 – Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland #
  • Happy Birthday 1480 – Lucrezia Borgia, Florentine ruler and daughter of Pope Alexander VI #
  • R.I.P. 1161 – Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • Not to many events today. So catch up on your Camelot episodes. http://darkag.es/CamRecap #
  • Happy Birthday 1320 – King Peter I of Portugal #
  • R.I.P. 1012 – Martyrdom of Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, in Greenwich, London #
  • Alphege would not allow a ransom to be paid for his freedom, as a result he was murdered by the viking mob #
  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicles: pelted Alphege with bones and the heads of cattle; and one of them struck him on the head with the butt of an axe #
  • Alphege was the first Archbishop of Canterbury to die a violent death…but not the last #
  • Pope Gregory VII canonized Alphege, in 1078 #
  • Alphege and Augustine of Canterbury are the only pre-conquest Anglo-Saxon archbishops kept on Canterbury's calendar of saints #
  • R.I.P. 1054 – Pope Leo IX; #
  • R.I.P. 1390 – King Robert II of Scotland #
  • 1303 – The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII with papal Bull 'In supremae praeminentia dignitatis' #
  • 1453 – The last naval battle in Byzantine history, as Byzantine ships fight through the huge Ottoman blockade fleet and into the Golden Horn #
  • Happy Birthday 1494 – Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer and follower of Martin Luther #
  • @julesfrusher Looks like a paper wasp. We have them all over the Western US. in reply to julesfrusher #
  • @rexfactorpod what about red-hot pokers? in reply to rexfactorpod #
  • R.I.P. 1176 – Richard de Clare "Strongbow", 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English military leader #
  • Strongbow Cider is named after Richard de Clare and I drank more than my share of it while roaming through Ireland! #
  • R.I.P. 1314 – Pope Clement V http://twitpic.com/4n1u3r #
  • @rexfactorpod Hell hath no fury like an Isabella scorned! in reply to rexfactorpod #
  • @etherley I suppose it depends on which side you are on…but in general it is just an indicator that someone died on any certain day #
  • 1509 – Henry VIII ascends the throne of England on the death of his father, Henry VII #
  • R.I.P. 866 – Bardas, Byzantine noble and minister #
  • R.I.P. 1073 – Pope Alexander II #
  • R.I.P. 1142 – Pierre Abélard, French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician #
  • R.I.P. 1109 – Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury #
  • “@architecturo: Shocking! An arsonist strikes Gaudí's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, destroying the sacristy and badly damaging the crypt.” #
  • Happy Birthday 1451 – Isabella I of Castile #
  • R.I.P. 536 – Pope Agapetus I #
  • This is great! RT @historyteacherz: New teasers on FB http://www.facebook.com/historyteacherz | #Columbus makes plea to Isabella of #Spain #
  • R.I.P. 303 – Saint George, Roman soldier and Christian martyr; Patron Saint of England #
  • 1014 – Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats the King of Leinster, Máel Mórda mac Murchada and his Viking invaders #
  • R.I.P. 1014 – Brian Boru, High King of Ireland ; killed in the Battle of Clontarf #
  • @JJRiquelmeM St. George is a popular saint. He is the patron saint in over 10 countries and more than 15 cities across Europe and Asia! #
  • 1348 – The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George's Day #
  • 'HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE' ~Motto of the Order of the Garter #
  • Happy Birthday 1464 – Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, queen of France #
  • R.I.P. 1016 – Æthelred the Unready; King of England #
  • 1016 – Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England #
  • R.I.P. 1124 – King Alexander I 'the Fierce' (Alaxandair mac Maíl Coluim); King of Scotland #
  • R.I.P. 1151 – Adeliza of Louvain; 2nd wife of King Henry I of England #
  • Adeliza of Louvain married King Henry in 1121, she was 18, Henry was 53! #
  • R.I.P. 1185 – Afonso II "the Fat", 3rd King of Portugal #
  • R.I.P. 1170 – Isabelle of Hainaut, queen of France and mother of King Louis VIII 'the Lion' #
  • 1564 – William Shakespeare, English writer and actor #
  • Great article, Thanks! RT @Chadwickauthor: … wrote an article about Adeliza! http://bit.ly/gOxsLz #

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