#March 21, 1152: Eleanor and the most expensive divorce in History!

In the 12th Century Eleanor, the Duchess of Acquitane, controlled about a quarter of all France and was by far the richest woman in Europe. She had been married to King Louis VII of France for nearly 15 years, probabably a great love, but that was about to end. Louis, in fact, wanted a son, but under Salic law no woman could inherit the throne of France and Louis desperately wanted a male heir. So desperately, in fact, that he was willing to let Eleanor go, along with her vast…

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#TodayInHistory – March 21

March 21 – Some Important Events on this day 1152 👉🏼 In what was the most expensive divorces in history, French King Louis VII is granted an annulment from Eleanor of Aquitaine on the grounds of consanguinity (being from the same kinship as another person) ✔️ Read the article! 1349 👉🏼 Between 100 and 3,000 Jews are killed in Black Death riots in Erfurt, Germany 🇩🇪 1804 👉🏼 Napoleonic Code adopted in France, stresses clearly written and accessible law 🇫🇷 1826 👉🏼 Beethoven’s “String Quartet No. 13” in B flat…

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#March 18, 1662: the first public buses began to run in Paris, probably 200 years ahead of its time.

The first public buses began to run on this day, March 18, 1662, even if it was an idea probably 200 years ahead of its time. The service, introduced in Paris, was abandoned in 1675 and public transport did not return to the streets of any major city until 1895, exactly 233 years later. The idea was promoted by Blaise Pascal who was a man of many talents: physicist, philosopher, mathematician, inventor, author – and more. The Governor of Poitou, the Duke of Ronanes, thought it was such a good…

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#TodayInHistory – March 17

March 17 – Some Important Events on this day 45 BC 👉🏼 In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda 432 👉🏼 Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland. And this is the traditional date. ✔️Read the article about St. Patrick Day. 1337 👉🏼 Edward the Black Prince is made Duke of Cornwall, the first Duchy made in England 1521…

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#TodayInHistory – March 5

March 5 – Some Important Events on this day 363 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign that brings about his own death 1046 👉🏼 Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the 7 year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama ✍🏼 1179 👉🏼 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome 🇮🇹 1496 👉🏼 English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands 1558…

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#TodayInHistory – March 2

March 2 – Some Important Events on this day 1498 👉🏼 Explorer Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits Mozambique Island 1791 👉🏼 Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris 🇫🇷 1796 👉🏼 Napoléon Bonaparte is appointed Commander-in-Chief of the French Army in Italy 1882 👉🏼 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes assassination when Roderick Maclean shoots at her while boarding a train in Windsor 🔫 1888 👉🏼 The Convention of Constantinople signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace 🚢 1956 👉🏼…

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