Monday, October 13, 2014

October 13 2014 in History: Nero succeeds Claudius to become Roman Emperor (54 AD)

... and some 13 significant events in 2,000 years later.  
Researched and compiled by Dr Abe V Rotor 
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AD 54 - Nero succeeds Claudius to become Roman Emperor

54 - Claudius, Roman Emperor, dies of poison mushrooms at 63

Nero (full name: Imperator Nero Cladius Divi Claudius filius Caesar Augustus Germanicus)
was Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his great-uncle Claudius to become his heir and successor, and succeeded to the throne in 54 following Claudius' death. Wikipedia

1792 - Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)

1941 - Nazis kill 11,000 Jewish children/old people

1943 - Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany

1958 - Burial of Eugenio Pacelli, Pope Pius XII on the 41st anniversary of the "Miracle of the Sun".

1963 - "Beatlemania" is coined after Beatles appear at Palladium

1969 - Soyuz 8 is launched

1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

1972 - Uruguay to Chile plane crashes in Andes Mountains, (passengers eat crash victims to survive, 16 of 45 rescued 2 months later)

1973 - Jordan enters Yom Kippur war

1976 - The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C.

.1988 - Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ's burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

2010 - The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

1821 - Rudolf Virchow, Schivelbein, Pomerania, Prussia, German politician/anthropologist/pathologist (cell pathology), (d. 1902)

1925 - Margaret Thatcher, Grantham England, (Tory) British PM (1979-90)

Acknowledgement: History ORB, Wikipedia, Internet

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