Haydn's Dictionary of Dates Relating to All Ages and Nations; For Universal Reference

9781236421456: Haydn's Dictionary of Dates Relating to All Ages and Nations; For Universal Reference

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...the rate of nearly 42,000 miles an hour. Its diameter is estimated by German astronomers at 1424 English miles. JUNONIA. Festivals in honour of Juno, celebrated at Rome, and instituted 431 E.c. JUPITER, known as a planet to the Chaldeans, it is said 3000 n.c. The discovery of the satellites is attributed to Simon Mayr (Marius) in 1609, but more generally % Galileo on Jan. 8, 1610. See Planets. Jupiter Ammon's celebrated temple in Libya was visited by Alexander, 332 B.C. Cambyses' army sent against this temple perished miserably, 525 B.c. JURIDICAL SOCIETY was established in Feb. 1855, and opened with an address by sir R. Bethell on May 12 following. JURIES. Trial by jury was introduced into England during the Saxon heptarchy, mention being made of six Welsh and six Anglo-Saxon freemen appointed to try causes between the English and Welsh men of property, and made responsible, with their whole estates real and personal, for false verdicts. Lambard. But by most authorities their institution is ascribed to Alfred about 886. In Magna Charta, juries are insisted on as the great bulwark of the people's liberty. When either party is an alien born, the jury shall be one half denizens, and the other half aliens, statute 28 Edw. III. 1353. By the common law a prisoner upon indictment or appeal might challenge peremptorily thirty-five, being uuder three juries; but a lord of parliament, and a peer of the realm, who is to be tried by his peers, cannot challenge any of his peers. An act for the trial by jury in civil cases in Scotland was passed in 1815. An act to consolidate and amend the laws relating to juries in Ireland was passed 4 Will. IV. 1833. The constitution of 1791 established the trial Injury in France. An imperial decree abolished trial by jury throughout ...

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