On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 1 Origin of Dionysian Incarnation of the Word
  • 31 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
  • 421 Friday at 12 PM - city of Venice founded
  • 708 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1150 Tichborne family of Hampshire England start tradition of giving gallon of flour to residents to keep deathbed promise
  • 1199 Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6
  • 1306 Robert the Bruce crowned Robert I, King of Scots, having killed his rival John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch
  • 1409 Council of Pisa opens - elects Antipope Alexander V
More Events in History

Weddings in History

  • 1734 William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau marries princess Anne of Great Britain, eldest daughter of King George II at St. James' Palace
  • 1795 2nd Earl of Liverpool Robert Jenkinson (25) weds daughter of the Earl of Bristol Lady Louisa Hervey at Wimbledon
  • 1961 Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England