On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 1110 Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
  • 1154 Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
  • 1197 Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
  • 1259 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III & French King Louis IX
  • 1489 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
  • 1534 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad
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Weddings in History

  • 1878 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1999 Philippe, Duke of Brabant and heir apparent to Belgium throne marries the honourable Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
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