FYI July 05, 2021

On This Day

328 – The official opening of Constantine’s Bridge built over the Danube between Sucidava (Corabia, Romania) and Oescus (Gigen, Bulgaria) by the Roman architect Theophilus Patricius.
Constantine’s Bridge (Bulgarian: Константинов мост, Konstantinov most; Romanian: Podul lui Constantin cel Mare) was a Roman bridge over the Danube used to reconquer Dacia. It was completed [3] in 328 AD and remained in use for four decades.[4]

It was officially opened on 5 July 328 AD in the presence of emperor Constantine the Great.[1] With an overall length of 2,434 metres (7,986 ft), 1,137 metres (3,730 ft) of which spanned the Danube’s riverbed,[5] Constantine’s Bridge is considered the longest ancient river bridge and one of the longest of all time.[6]



Born On This Day

1905 – Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau, Haitian sociologist and educator (d. 1970)[9]
Madeleine Sylvain-Bouchereau (July 5, 1905 –1970)[1][2] was a pioneering Haitian sociologist and educator. In 1934, she was one of the principal founders of the Ligue Féminine d’Action Sociale (Women’s Social Action League), the first feminist organization in Haiti.[3][4]




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