Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-01

  • Happy Easter! #
  • R.I.P. 1342 – Pope Benedict XII #
  • Happy Birthday 1214 – King Louis IX of France #
  • it is St. Louis, he is the only king of France that made Sainthood “@kimawhitaker: Is this "Saint Louis"?” #
  • Happy Birthday 1284 – King Edward II of England #
  • R.I.P. 1077 – Géza I, King of Hungary #
  • R.I.P. 1295 – Sancho IV "the Brave", King of Castile #
  • Happy Birthday 1228 – Conrad IV of Germany #
  • Happy Birthday 1287 – Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March #
  • R.I.P. 1265 – Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader #
  • R.I.P 1472 – Leon Battista Alberti, Italian artist, poet, and philosopher #
  • Staying at the Hilton tonight. Game of Thrones Ep. 2 starts in 20 minutes!!! #
  • Starz Camelot took the week off so there's no episode recap. But you can catch up on the first 4 episodes here ->http://bit.ly/CamRecap #
  • 1478 – The Pazzi family attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in the Duomo of Florence #
  • R.I.P. 1444 – Robert Campin "Master of Flémalle", Flemish painter #
  • R.I.P. 1476 – Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli #
  • R.I.P. 1478 – Giuliano di Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence; assassinated by the Pazzi family #
  • 1336 – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) ascends Mont Ventoux #
  • Starz Camelot took the week off so there's no episode recap. But you can catch up on the first 4 episodes here ->http://bit.ly/CamRecap #
  • 1296 – Battle of Dunbar: The Scots led by John Balliol are defeated by Edward I of England "The Hammer of the Scots" #
  • R.I.P. 1272 – Zita, Roman Catholic Saint #
  • Saint Zita is the patron saint of domestic servants and homemakers #
  • R.I.P. 1404 – Philip II "the Bold", Duke of Burgundy #
  • R.I.P. 1521 – Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer #
  • Happy Birthday 1442 – King Edward IV of England #
  • R.I.P. 1489 – Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician #
  • 1192 – Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, is assassinated in Tyre, two days after he is elected to the throne #
  • Conrad of Montferrat was assassinated by the infamous Hashshashin #
  • 1253 – Nichiren propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism founding Nichiren Buddhism #
  • Don't forget the wedding starts at 11am BST, that's 6am EDT. That means it starts at 4am for me…off to set the alarm clock. #
  • 1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans #
  • R.I.P. 926 – Burchard II, Duke of Swabia #
  • 1483 – Gran Canaria, the main Canary Island is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, an important step in the expansion of Spain #
  • R.I.P. 1380 – Catherine of Siena, Italian saint #
  • 711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula #
  • Ah yes, Peter de la Mare, the knight elected as Speaker during the "Good Parliament" in 1376 @kimawhitaker #
  • And the "Good Parliament" of 1376 was followed by the "Bad Parliament" of 1377 #
  • One historic event complete, The Royal Wedding, there is one more taking place this weekend…any guesses? #
  • To clarify, it is not another wedding taking place… #
  • @jennymirabilis I haven't been able to get an exact relationship. In my research the best I have come up with is they were probably cousins. in reply to jennymirabilis #
  • @thehistoryguy Excellent! Which castle are you conquering this time? in reply to thehistoryguy #
  • The historic event taking place tomorrow… The beatification of Pope John Paul II #
  • 1492 – Spain gives Christopher Columbus his commission of exploration #
  • Q&A: John Paul II's beatification http://darkag.es/iDHaKH #
  • R.I.P. 1131 – Adjutor, Roman Catholic Saint #

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