1050 To 1069
x - Arabs brought their decimal system to Spain.
x - England See of Devon and Cornwall moved to Exeter.
x - Americas An Anasazi trade center in New Mexico offered pottery, turquoise and buffalo meat.
x - Japan The Former Nine-Year War begins: Minamoto no Yoriyoshi and his son Minamoto Yoshiie lead government forces against the Abe family of Mutsu, whose remote clan had become nearly autonomous.
x - England Edward expels the Godwine family.
may 00 - England Godwines invade England.
sum 00 - England Stigand becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
x - England Edward the Exile invited to England.
x - Japan First year of Tengi.
apr 00 - England Harold becomes Earl of Wessex.
x - The Roman and Orthodox Churches split decisively. s.330 The Orthodox Church did not accept the papal authority from Rome. Christians in southern Albania were left under the ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople and those in the north under the pope in Rome.
mar 12 - Pope Leo IX escapes captivity & returns to Rome.
jul 00 - The Council of Florence in 1445 established this date for the Great Schism between the Eastern and Western (Orthodox and Catholic; Greek and Latin; Byzantine and Roman). An official date was needed so that talks could begin on reunion.
jul 04 - Chinese and Arabian observers document the massive supernova of the Crab Nebula 6,000 light-years from Earth.The great nova, as Oriental astronomers described it, was six times brighter than Venus and was only outshone by the sun and moon. For 23 days the nova could be observed in broad daylight. An entry in the Records of the Royal Observatory of Peking reads: "In the first year of the period Chihha, the fifth moon, the day Chi-chou, a great star appeared approximately several inches southeast of T'ien-Kuan (i.e. Zeta Tauri). After more than a year it gradually became invisible." In 1999 the Chandra X-Ray Telescope observed a ring around the heart of the Crab Nebula.
jul 16 - Michael Caerularius excommunicated of Constantinople.
jul 17 - Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king.
x - Baghdad was conquered by nomadic Turks from Central Asia who were descended from a warrior named Seljuk. The Seljuk Turks took control of the government and continued governing the empire in the tradition of Islamic law.
jan 11 - Constantine IX Monomachos, emperor of Byzantium, dies.
x - Japan Abe Sadato defeats Minamoto Yoriyoshi at the Battle of Kawasaki.
x - Japan Abe Yoritoki is killed in action.
x - England Edward the Exile dies.
aug 02 - Frederik van Lotharingen elected as 1st Belgium, Pope Stephen IX.
aug 15 - Macbeth, the King of Scotland, was slain by the son of King Duncan, Malcolm III.
aug 31 - Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies.
x - Japan First year of K˘hei.
x - Islamic scholar Al-Ghazali is born. d.1111
apr 05 - Bishop John "Minchio," [domkop] elected as Pope Benedictus X.
x - Pope Nicholas II recognizes Normans as rulers of Southern Italy.
may 23 - Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France.
x - Robert Guiscard completes the Norman conquest of Southern Italy.
x - France Henry, King of France dies. Followed by Phillip.
x - England minted a coin shaped like a four-leaf clover. Users broke off each leaf as needed as a separate piece of currency.
x - Robert Guiscard begins conquest of Sicily.0060006927
x - The Norman conquest of Sicily u.1091
apr 24 - Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed.
oct 28 - Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II.
x - Japan Mutsu Waki The Story of Mutsu, an account of the war, is written.
sep 08 - England Wulfstan becomes bishop of Worcester.
x - England Earl Harold invades Wales.
x - Japan Minamoto Yoshiie, on his return from Mutsu, establishes the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine near later Kamakura.
apr 01 - The body of the bishop Eleutherius of Blandain moved to Doornik.
apr 30 - German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland.
jun 09 - Portugal Coimbra falls to Ferdinand, the King of Castile.
x - Muslim Seljuk Turks invade Asia Minor
x - Japan First year of Jiryaku.
apr 16 - The Norman Robert Guiscard took Bari, ending five centuries of Byzantine rule in southern Italy.
oct 16 - England Morcar becomes Earl of Northumbria.
dec 16 - England Dedication of Westminster Abbey.
x - The Channel Islands, 35 miles off the coast of France, became possessions of the English Crown when the Normans conquered England.
jan 06 - England Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, was crowned Harold II King of England.
mar 23 - 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
apr 28 - Haley's Comet was seen and soon after depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry.
jul 28 - England Harold prepares for William's invasion.
sep 21 - England Battle at Fulford: Norway king Harald III Hardrada beats Brit militia.
sep 25 - England Battle of Stampford Bridge King Harold Godwinson II of England, beaten by his brother King Harold Hardrada of Norway.
sep 28 - Duke William of Normandy sailed with 12,000 men to capture the English crown. His fleet encountered a severe storm that disrupted his landing.
oct 02 - England The Normans landed in southern England and King Harold was forced to march his men south to face them.
oct 06 - England Harold and his forces reach London.
dec 25 - England William the Conqueror d.1087, Duke William of Normandy, was crowned king of England.Under his reign the construction of Windsor Castle began.
x - England Construction of Wallingford Castle.
x - England Chepstow Castle begun.
x - England Odo becomes William's deputy.
x - Minsk is founded.8772410205
x - England A castle at Norwich is begun.
mar 00 - England William I returns to Normandy.
x - Japan Go-Sanjo becomes Emperor and Cancellor Fujiwara Yorimichi retires, the last of the great Fujiwara minsters.
x - Historian al-Bakri wrote his "Book of the Roads and Kingdoms." He described Ghana in the Western Sudan from information given him by merchants and others.
feb 00 - England Exeter falls to William I.
spr 00 - England Construction begins on Exeter Castle.
nov 09 - Agnes of Poitou, duchess of Aquitania/mother of German Empress, dies.
x - England Danish fought off at Sandwich.
x - Japan First year of Enkyű.
dec 24 - Godfried II, with the Beard, duke of Neder-Lutherans, dies .
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