On August 1, 527, the a new Emperor and Empress came to power in the Byzantine Empire – Justinian I and Theodora. The pair would become known for their numerous achievements despite reigning during a tumultuous period of Byzantine history. 254 more words
Technical problems have taken down attwiw.com central (actually I may still be able to do some blogging; the big loss is that I can't get to the freelance piece I'm working on), but luckily it's the right day to rerun one of my favorite "this day in history" posts I've done here so far. Enjoy!