Thursday, September 29, 2011

September 29th

1227: Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, is excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX for his failure to participate in the Crusades and skipping gym class without a doctor's note.

1567: At a dinner, the Duke of Alba arrests the Count of Egmont and the Count of Hoorn for treason. No word on who picked up the check.

1960: Nikita Khrushchev, leader of Soviet Union, disrupts a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with a number of angry outbursts... most of them about traffic in Manhattan.


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