On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 778 Battle of Roncevaux Pass: Roland, commander of the rearguard of Charlemagne's army is defeated by the Basques
  • 927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
  • 1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
  • 1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
  • 1308 Knights of St John conquer Rhodes
  • 1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
  • 1461 Empire of Trebizond surrenders to forces of Sultan Mehmet II - last Byzantine Empire remnant to fall. Emperor David exiled and later murdered.
  • 1517 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
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Weddings in History

  • 1985 Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
  • 2004 Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
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