Monthly Archive: October 2011

Oct 29

October 29: The Faith of Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great Conquers Babylon (539 BCE):The End of the Babylonian “Captivity” It was on this date, October 29, 539 BCE, that the city of Babylon fell to the army led by Cyrus the Great (576-7/529 BCE), Emperor of Persia.[1] The city of Babylon, which was located south of Baghdad in what is now Iraq, …

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Oct 28

October 28: Constantine the Christian

Constantine

Constantine the Great (312 CE) It was on this date, October 28, 312 CE, that Roman emperor Constantine the Great, aged 32, is said to have conquered in the sign of the Christian faith. After seeing a vision of the Chi-Ro [ΧΡ] — indicating “Christ,” his priestly advisors gleefully told him — he crossed the …

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Oct 28

October 28: Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Bill Gates (1955) It was on this date, October 28, 1955, that the entrepreneur who became chairman and CEO of Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest software firm, Bill Gates, was born in Seattle, Washington. Born William Henry Gates III, Bill Gates was an exceptional student. After co-founding Microsoft with friend Paul Allen, Gates used quasi-legal …

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