On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by troops on the battlefield.
  • 684 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1284 Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)
  • 1409 Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
  • 1483 Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
  • 1498 Toothbrush invented in China using boar bristles
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Weddings in History

  • 1739 Taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus (32) weds Sara Elisabeth Moræa
  • 1797 US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London
  • 1886 Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the 1st presidential marriage at the White House
  • 1912 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (24) weds Janet Pomeroy Avery at Auburn, New York
  • 1915 Poet T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

Divorces in History

  • 1975 Cher divorces Sonny Bono
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