On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 657 Battle of Siffin during the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I beside Euphrates River
  • 811 Battle of Pliska: Bulgarians under Krum beat Byzantines
  • 920 Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
  • 1267 Inquisition forms in Rome under Pope Clement IV
  • 1309 Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V
  • 1469 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote Moor - Pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of King Edward IV.
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Weddings in History

  • 1797 US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London
  • 1849 Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home
  • 1895 Physicist and chemist Marie Curie (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France
  • 1942 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York
  • 2013 Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
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