Monday, 18 January 2016

On This Day 18th January

On This Day, the 18th of January 350, Magnentius, played by Sir Ian McKellen, opposite what-a-really-smooth-head Patrick-Make-It-So-Stewart, deposed the Roman Emperor Constans and proclaimed himself the new all-powerful Mutant Magnet Magnentius Emperor of Rome.
On This Day, 18th of January 532, in Constantinople, the tit-for-tat between the supporters of two teams of chariot racers (the Blues and the Greens) which escalated into The Nika Riots a week ago, finally came to an end.
For the last seven days, Constantinople had been plunged into chaos. Half the city was burned and destroyed, and thirty thousand people were killed.
Celebrity Birthday
On This Day, the 18th January 1955, American actor, direct, producer, singer, Kevin Costner was born.
He once built a baseball stadium for ghosts that was engulfed in water, along with the entire world, before protecting Whitney Houston from a killer as he delivered the post.
And we shouldn't forget that stint he did robbing from the rich to give to the poor, whilst not particularly bothering with an English accent.

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