On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 37 Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
  • 193 Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
  • 364 Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 845 Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed
  • 1556 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain
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Divorces in History

  • 1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
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