On This Day

What Happened in October 939 AD

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans
  • Oct 27 Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 2 Gilbert (Giselbert), Duke of Lorraine drowns trying to cross the Rhine at about 49
  • Oct 27 King Athelstan I of England, often regarded as the 1st king of England (b. 895)