Concept

January 11

Summary
Events Pre-1600
  • 532 – Nika riots in Constantinople: A quarrel between supporters of different chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—in the Hippodrome escalates into violence.
  • 630 – Conquest of Mecca: The prophet Muhammad and his followers conquer the city, and the Quraysh association of clans surrenders.
  • 930 – Sack of Mecca by the Qarmatians. *1055 – Theodora is crowned empress of the Byzantine Empire. *1158 – Vladislaus II, Duke of Bohemia becomes King of Bohemia. *1569 – First recorded lottery in England.
1601–1900 *1654 – Arauco War: A Spanish army is defeated by local Mapuche-Huilliches as it tries to cross Bueno River in Southern Chile. *1759 – The first American life insurance company, the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Presbyterian Ministers and of the Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of the Presbyterian Ministers (now part of Unum Group), is incorporated in Philadelphia, Pen
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