On This Day

What Happened on September 25, 1066

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Stamford Bridge: English army under King Harold II defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed

Famous Deaths

  • Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies at the Battle of Stamford Bridge at 51 - his death often considered the end of the Viking Age
  • Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
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About September 25, 1066

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 955 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra