On This Day in History

Events in History

  • 741 Pope Zachary elected
  • 1041 Michael IV, Paphlagonicus, Byzantium Emperor dies of results of dropsy. His wife Empress Zoe elevates her adoptive son to the throne of the Eastern Roman Empire as Michael V.
  • 1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
  • 1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
  • 1510 Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his Ottoman allies surrender to Portuguese forces led by Afonso de Albuquerque who puts the Muslim population to the sword
  • 1520 Martin Luther publicly burns papal edict demanding he recant
  • 1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
  • 1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
More Events in History

Weddings in History

  • 1843 Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire
  • 1961 Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer

Divorces in History

  • 1997 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (59) divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage