Category Archives: 1st Century

Historical Facts from 0001 to 0100 CE

September 13, 122

On September 13, 122 CE, the Roman Army began building Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England. The wall was to stop the Scottish barbarians from coming south and raiding the newly settled Roman farms and cities. Did it work? No. It … Continue reading

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August 27, 410

On August 27, 410 CE, the Visigoths finally ended their sacking of Rome. When questioned, most of the barbarians said that a good sacking of a world-class city is like a bunch of fish. After three days, it just begins … Continue reading

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April 5, 456

On April 5, 456, the most famous Ophidiophobicist in history returned to Ireland. Saint Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary bishop and the last snake packed its bags and immigrated to England before making its way to France. The … Continue reading

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March 28, 193

On March 28, 193, the Praetorian Guard murdered the Roman emperor, Pertinax. Why did they murder him? Two reasons. First, they were corrupt and had been promised a hefty payment after the death of Commodus. Second, Pertinax was ex-military and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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May 26, 17 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 17 AD, in a bit of historical serendipity, Germanicus of Rome celebrated his victory over the Germans. You’d have thought those early Germans would have noticed his name and forseen the outcome and would … Continue reading

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July 19, 64 CE

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY on July 19th, in 64 AD Rome burned. According to Pliny the Elder, the fire started in the livestock district in a barn owned by recent Gaelic immigrants Atrickpay and Atherinecay Olearyay. It was rumored … Continue reading

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