On This Day

What Happened in October 1469

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 9 John Fisher, British Catholic clergyman (Bishop of Rochester, 1504-35; Cardinal, 1535), martyr, and saint, born in Beverley, England (beheaded 1535) [birth date disputed]

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 17 Crown prince Fernando of Aragon (17) marries heir Princess Isabella of Castile (18), will unite the two Spanish crowns (not officially one country till 1707-16)