On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
  • 1184 BC The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
  • 858 Nicholas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
  • 1066 Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed
  • 1185 Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats the Taira during Japan's Genpei War
  • 1288 Jews of Troyes France are accused of ritual murder
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Weddings in History

  • 1558 Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois
  • 1575 William (the Silent) of Orange marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun
  • 1854 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
  • 1874 Outlaw Jesse James marries cousin Zerelda 'Zee' Mimms
  • 1963 English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey
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