On This Day

1161 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 23 Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)

Weddings in History

  • Dec 24 Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos marries Princess Maria of Antioch in the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople, with chariot races to celebrate in the Hippodrome

Deaths in History

  • Apr 18 Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Qinzong, last Emperor of Song Dynasty in China, dies at 61
  • Sep 11 Queen Melisende of Jerusalem (b. 1105)