Today In History – March 7

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Today In History – March 7 161 – Marcus Aurelius and L. Commodus (who changes his name to Lucius Verus) become joint emperors of Rome on the death of Antoninus Pius.[1] 1277 – Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses. 1573 – A peace treaty is signed between the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Venice, ending the Ottoman–Venetian War and leaving Cyprus in Ottoman hands. 1799 – Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to […]

Today In History – March 7

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Today In History – March 7 161 – Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. 238 – Roman subjects in the province of Africa revolt against Maximinus Thrax and elect Gordian I as emperor. 321 – Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire. 1277 – Stephen Tempier, bishop of Paris, condemns 219 philosophical and theological theses. […]