THIS DAY IN HISTORY

  • 538 Witiges, King of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome, retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of victorious Byzantine General Belisarius
  • 1455 First record of Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before
  • 1860 Congress accepts Pre-emption Bill: free land in West for colonists
  • 1930 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax
  • 1994 Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests

Source: Onthisday.com

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