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Postby minyacaliel » Thu Apr 19, 2007 6:08 am

1076 AD

Count Dirk V reconquers most of West Frisia from the bishop of Utrecht.
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Postby Ilyda » Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:46 pm

1077 AD

The Bayeux Tapestry is made, depicting the Norman invasion of England and the victory of William the Conqueror.
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Postby basil » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:26 am

Yesterday, Oklahoma City.
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Postby Wasara » Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:06 am

1078 AD

William the Conqueror ordered the White Tower to be built.
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Postby Wasara » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:32 am

1079 AD


Persian astronomer,Omar Khayyám,computed the length of the year as 365.24219858156 days which has been the most accurate calculation of old times.
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Postby minyacaliel » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:29 am

1080 AD

William I of England reminds in a letter the Bishop of Rome that the King of England owes him no allegiance.
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Postby telcontarian » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:17 am

1081 AD

The Normans under the leadership of Robert Guiscaud besieged and captured the island of Corfu.
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Postby Wasara » Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:14 am

1082 AD


Korean printing of the entire Buddhist Tripitaka complete.
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Postby telcontarian » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:26 am

1083 AD

William Symington demonstrates the "first practical steamboat"
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Postby Wasara » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:14 am

1084 AD


Rome is besieged by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV ,and is then sacked by the Normans of Robert Guiscard,who intended to restore papal authority over the city.
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Postby minyacaliel » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:27 am

1085 AD

Katedralskolan Lund, the oldest school in Scandinavia is founded.
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Postby telcontarian » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:04 am

1086 AD

Domesday Book is completed in England
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Postby Wasara » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:27 am

1087 AD


The medical scholar Constantine the African dies at the monastery of Monte Cassino at age 67 (approximate),having initiated the translation of Arabic medical works into Latin.
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Postby telcontarian » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:45 am

1088 AD

Oldest extant university founded, University of Bologna
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Postby Wasara » Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:25 am

1089 AD


Matilda of Canossa,countess of Tuscany,remarries at age 43.Her 17-year-old husband is Welf (Guelph) V,duke of Bavaria and Carinthia, who is a member of the Este family ,and they will remain together for 6 years. (!)
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Postby telcontarian » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:09 am

1090 AD

Bejaia becomes the capital of the Hammadid dynasty in Algeria
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Postby minyacaliel » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:28 am

1091 AD

London Bridge destroyed by a storm.
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Postby Wasara » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:21 am

1092 AD


The Almoravid sultan Yusuf ibn Tashufin takes over the once independent kingdom of Murcia on the Iberian Peninsula.
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Postby telcontarian » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:57 am

1093 AD


Donald III is crowned King of Scotland.
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Postby Wasara » Wed May 02, 2007 3:48 am

1094 AD


St Malachy ,Irish archbishop,is born.
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Postby telcontarian » Wed May 02, 2007 4:19 am

1095 AD

The country of Portugal is established for the second time
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Postby minyacaliel » Thu May 03, 2007 3:29 am

1096 AD

First documented teaching at the University of Oxford
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Postby telcontarian » Thu May 03, 2007 5:14 am

1097 AD

Edgar deposes Donald III and Edmund to become king of Scotland.
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