dec 30, 509 BC - Last Roman King is deposed
Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the last king of Rome, is deposed after his son raped the noblewoman Lucretia, the last of many offenses to be tolerated by the people of Rome.
Rome transforms into a Republic, electing two consuls every year to serve as its leaders.
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