On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 800 Charlemagne arrives in Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.
  • 1165 Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
  • 1227 Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Polish dukes at Gąsawa
  • 1248 Conquest of Seville by Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile after the city capitulates
  • 1334 St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
  • 1499 Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV
  • 1556 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
  • 1577 Water Geuzen under Captain Slope enters Amsterdam
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Weddings in History

  • 1955 Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning
  • 1963 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones
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