Sunday, 15 May 2016

History facts May 15th

On this day in history in 392, the Roman Emperor Valentinian II was assassinated at his house in Vienne. The 17-year-old was found hanging from the end of a rope attached to a beam.
On this day in history in 1252, Pope Innocent IV issued his papal bull ad extirpanda (some people have weird names for their fun sticks) which authorized the torture of heretics in the Inquisition. Because it's not about love thy neighbour, it's about torturing those who don't share the same views.
On this day in history in 1536, Anne-My-Head-Feels-Loose-Boleyn's trial began in London. She was charged with treason, adultery, incest, and revealing spoilers about Game of Thrones before her husband, King Henry VIII, had seen the latest episode.
On this day in history in 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots, married her 3rd husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, just three months after her second husband, Lord Darnley was assassinated.
On this day in history in 1800, King George III of he United Kingdom survived two separate assassination attempts. That's crazy. But not as crazy-bonkers-nutso as the king, who was whacko-jacko.
Ironically, James Hadfield, who unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate the king that day, was later tried and then acquitted by reason of insanity.
On this day in history in 1928, Walt Disney introduced one of his most famous creations, Mickey Mouse, in his first cartoon - Plane Crazy.

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