This day in #history 07/03
1530 – King Henry VIII’s divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England’s church
1560 – Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa
1798 – The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
1799 – The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.
1902 – Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
1936 – Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles, sends troops to Rhineland
1994 – Charles Taylor resigns as pres of Liberia
1994 – ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa
2013 – Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature
1983 – Manucho, Angolan footballer
1984 – Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
322 BC – Aristotle, Greek philosopher (b. 384 BC)
1274 – Thomas Aquinas, Italian thelogian/saint, dies at 48