On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 362 The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire
  • 794 Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 1335 Ex-emperor Hanazono (95th Emperor of Japan) became a Zen priest
  • 1383 The 1383-85 Crisis in Portugal: A period of civil war and disorder begins after King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne
  • 1575 Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)
  • 1633 Battle of Liaoluo Bay: Dutch East India Company defeated by Chinese Ming naval forces in southern Fujian sea
  • 1708 Great Alliance occupies Rijsel
  • 1721 Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
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Weddings in History

  • 1945 Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón (50) weds actress Eva Perón (26) at a civil ceremony in Junin
  • 1948 Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada
  • 1981 Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs
  • 2005 "Extra" reporter Carlos Diaz weds Adrienne Allen at Union Station's Grand Hall in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2005 Austria's finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser (36) weds Fiona Swarovski in Weissenkirchen, Austria
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