Facts, facts and more facts
David dies and his throne is replaced by his son Solomon.
Arabs start using the Indian numerals 0 through 9.
Carus becomes Emperor of Rome, killed by his own military troops one year later.
Marcus Aurelius becomes the new Emperor of Rome.
Electric telegraph invented by Charles Wheatstone (also Samuel Morse).
Augustus begins his rule of the Roman Empire as the first Roman emperor.
Athens is taken over by the Ottomans.
NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) crashes after panic induces shares sell-off.
Hot air balloon invented by Montgolfier brothers.
The Treaty of Westphalia is signed, ending the Thirty Years’ War. Estimated 8 million casualties throughout the conflict.
Sunday, 9 January 2011
A referendum was held in Southern Sudan on whether the region should remain part of Sudan. An overwhelming majority voted in favour of separation and formed the new country of South Sudan.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
Nigeria’s Boko Haram merged with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to form the so-called “West African Province”.