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Today in World History: January 24th

The assassination of the Roman Emperor Caligula happened on this day in 41 A.D.. A General in the Roman Empire, his father was the adopted nephew of the Roman Emperor Tiberius.  131 more words

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Today in World History: January 16th

Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius was granted the title of Augustus on this day in 27 B.C.E.. Marking the beginning of the Roman Empire and the end of the Roman Republic, he ascended to the throne as the adopted son of Julius Caesar. 103 more words

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Battle of Teutoburg Forest

Kalkriese, Northern Germany. “Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!” These are the famed supposed words of the first Roman Emperor Augustus, as he wondered around the palace after dark during the twilight of his years, still tormented by the loss of the 17th, 18th and 19th legions. 962 more words

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The Roman Empire

Rome is a city and a special commune located in Italy. It was once the capital city in which the Roman Empire first started. It was during the year 27 BC that the Roman Empire began to grow. 818 more words

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Who built the Great Wall of China?

Everyone knows the Great Wall is large and supposedly even visible from outer space. Turns out it’s indeed huge, in fact it’s recently been measured in detail by Chinese authorities (2009). 485 more words

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Michelangelo's David

Florence, Italy. There are statues and there are states. In Florence one can still see one of the truly great works of the Renaissance, Michelangelo’s David. 184 more words

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Today in World History: December 15th

Nero, 5th Emperor of the Roman Empire, was born today in the year 37 A.D.. Often known as a crazed man who enjoyed strange acts such as drinking liquid gold, he sponsored the arts, and built glorious palaces, albeit expensive ones that drained the Roman treasury. 56 more words

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