This Day in History

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180- Scillitan Martyrs|Twelve inhabitants -of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians. This is the earliest record of Christianity in that part of the world.

1203-The Fourth Crusade -captures Constantinople by assault. The List of Byzantine emperors|Byzantine emperor Alexios III Angelos flees from his capital into exile.

1402-Zhu Di, better known by his Regnal name|era name -as the Yongle Emperor, assumes the throne over the Ming Dynasty of China.

1429- Hundred Years' War -Char