Today in World History: September 4th

According to History

The end of the Western Roman Empire came about on this day in 476 when Emperor Romulus Augustulus was deposed and Odoacer, a Roman soldier, was crowned as King of Italy. The Western Empire had been in a steady state of decline for more than a century, quite unlike its counterpart, the Eastern Empire, or the Byzantine Empire. Following devastating attacks and raids from Germanic tribes and rebellions from the outer provinces, the Roman Empire began losing major territories as early as 300 A.D. and had shrunk significantly by the time of the separation of East and West. By the time Odoacer proclaimed himself King of Italy, the Western Empire was in no shape to defend or administrate its other provinces, and so was divided into many successor states, some of which would go on to become major nations such as France and the Holy Roman Empire. Upon the end…

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BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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