Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-01-02

  • 537 – The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey is completed #
  • @Scotsjourney @Medievalists @MedievalMss it should work,here is a photo of an 8.5×11" sheet of white paper taken in low light on iPhone 3G in reply to Scotsjourney #
  • @Scotsjourney @Medievalists @MedievalMss Ok, here is the photo… res is 1200×1600 i can email it if needed in reply to Scotsjourney #
  • 1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated #
  • R.I.P. 1446 – Antipope Clement VIII #
  • 1170 – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II #
  • Check out the podcast about Thomas Becket on the 840th anniversary of his assassination #
  • 1460 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield results in a Lancastrian victory #
  • 1066 – Granada massacre: Muslim mob storms the royal palace, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres the Jewish population #
  • R.I.P. 1460 – Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne; killed in The Battle of Wakefield #
  • R.I.P. 1460 – Edmund, Earl of Rutland, second son of Richard, Duke of York; executed after the Battle of Wakefield #
  • Finally! Snow at the Archives HQ, 1 inch and counting… #
  • R.I.P. 1218 – Richard de Clare, 4th Earl of Hertford, English politician #
  • 535 – Byzantine General Belisarius completes the conquest of Sicily, defeating the Ostrogothic garrison of Syracuse #
  • Happy Birthday 1378 – Alfons de Borja; the future Pope Callixtus III #
  • R.I.P. 1194 – Duke Leopold V of Austria #
  • R.I.P. 1384 – John Wycliffe "The Morning Star of the Reformation", English theologian and Bible translator #
  • Happy Birthday 1491 – Jacques Cartier, French explorer #
  • 1229 – James I 'the Conqueror' of Aragon enters Medina Mayurqa consummating the Christian reconquest of the island of Majorca #
  • @Joan_the_Maid @AaronLSpence @begonyacayuela @KedlestonDerby Thanks for the #FF in reply to Joan_the_Maid #
  • R.I.P. 1426 – Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader #
  • its about that time across the pond…Happy New Year to all the followers in the UK and Europe #
  • @DaughterofLir Yep, which is 'about that time' I would imagine in an hour everyone will be to busy celebrating to read tweets… in reply to DaughterofLir #
  • It wasn't until the 16th century that the new year began to be recognized on 01 Jan, England didn't jump on board until 1752! #
  • 1259 – Michael VIII Palaiologos is proclaimed co-emperor of the Empire of Nicaea with his ward John IV Laskaris #
  • Happy Birthday 1431 – Roderic Llançol; the future Pope Alexander VI #
  • R.I.P. 962 – Baldwin III, Count of Flanders #
  • Happy Birthday 1467 – King Sigismund I 'the Old' of Poland #
  • 1438 – Albert II of Habsburg is crowned King of Hungary #
  • R.I.P. 1204 – King Haakon III of Norway #



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