June 9, 53 AD, June 9, 62 AD, June 9, 68 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! June 9 was a busy day for the Roman emperor Nero. In 53 AD he married his 14 year old stepsister and first cousin Claudia. Remember, anything they do in West Virginia and Arkansas, the Roman emperors did it first. Later, after the new wore off of Claudia and having grown bored with her, Nero got a hotter babe by the name of Poppaea pregnant and divorced and banished Claudia. The Roman people protested his treatment of Claudia and on June 9, 62 AD he almost remarried her, but instead executed her. He sent Claudia’s head to Poppaea as a gift. Remember, nothing says true love like sending the head of your ex-wife to your current wife. And finally on this date in 68 AD, after the Roman government declared Nero an enemy of the state, he cut his own throat when he heard the soldiers approaching who were sent to arrest him. So on June 9, Nero experience marriage, divorce, and death.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.

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