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Today in History April 16: What Happened on This Date?

Today in History April 16
  • 1178 BC A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.,
Today in History April 16: What Happened on This Date?
  • 73 Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.,
  • 556 Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.,
  • 1071 Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy,.
  • 1346 The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan,. crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans
  • 1395 Azzo X d’Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.,

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