This Day in History

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12 BC-The Roman Emperor -Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor.

961- Byzantine -conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros II Phokas|Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete

1454- Thirteen Years' War (1454–66)|Thirteen Years' War -Delegates of the Prussian Confederation pledge allegiance to King Casimir IV of Poland who agrees to commit his forces in aiding the Confederation's struggle for independence from the Teutonic Knights.

1521- Ferdinand Magellan</