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September 15, 668

On September 15, 668 CE, Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II died an ignoble death. While he was taking a bath in his mansion in Syracuse, Sicily, his chamberlain beat him to death with a wooden bucket. Why? It was because … Continue reading

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April 14, 1611

On April 14, 1611, the Italian scientist and naturalist Prince Federico Cesi help coin the word ‘telescope’ in a letter he wrote to Galileo Galilei. Interesting enough, in the nearby city of Rome, an Italian gatekeeper coined the phrase “Back … Continue reading

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March 10, 241 BCE

On March 10, 241 BCE, the Romans won the first Punic War by sinking the Carthaginian fleet. Quintus Valerius Falto, the Roman commander watched the final Carthaginian ship sink beneath the Mediterranean waves as he tried to think of a … Continue reading

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January 10, 49 BCE

On January 10, 49 BCE, Julius Caesar defied the Roman Senate and crossed the Rubicon River with his troops. He is said to have uttered “alea iacta est” which means “the die is cast” and signaled the start of the … 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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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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March 11, 1986

March 11, 1986, marked the 1 millionth day since the founding of Rome which happened on approximately April 21, 753 BC. If Rome survives another million days, that observance would take place on February 6, 4724 CE. At that time … 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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July 25, 326 AD

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 326 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine refused to carry out the traditional pagan sacrifices. This is believed to be due to Constantine’s personal aversion to the blood of the animals, which revolted him. He did … Continue reading

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February 18, 1564

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1564 the artist formerly known as Michelangelo died in Rome.

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