Hungarian-born geologist Laszlo Toth attacked and seriously damaged Michelangelo’s Pietà statue with a hammer.
The interdict deprived the Venetians of their spiritual salvation, and was therefore a formidable weapon.
The Pazzi family in Florence launched their unsuccessful plot to overthrow the Medici family with an assassination attempt against the brothers Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici.
Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola led the burning of thousands of objects in the Bonfire of the Vanities.
On the 11th November 1918, fighting on the First World War’s Western Front ended when representatives from the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice of Compiègne.
Although nobody was injured during Italy’s attack, the Ottoman Empire complained that aerial bombing contravened the Hague Convention.
Piazza made history’s first reconnaissance flight when he observed the Turkish lines from a Blériot XI aircraft.
Michelangelo’s David is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Renaissance sculpture.