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The Roman Senate Declares Vespasian Emperor of Rome

Today on December 21, 69 CE, the Roman Senate declares Vespasian Emperor of Rome, ending the ‘Year of the Four Emperors’. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, commonly...
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Marcus Aurelius becomes the 16th Emperor of Rome

Today on March 7, 161, Marcus Aurelius was proclaimed the joint sixteenth Emperor of Rome alongside his adopted stepbrother Verus. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus, nicknamed...
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Canute the Great Proclaims Himself King of England

Today on November 30, 1016, the famous Danish viking, Cnut the Great, proclaimed himself King of England. Cnut the Great, also known as Canute, was...

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