On This Day

1278 in History

Events in History

  • May 10 Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining
  • Aug 26 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf of Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
  • Nov 17 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 17 Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Byzantine Emperor (1295-1320), eldest son of Andronikos II Palaiologos and Anna of Hungary, born in Constantinople, Byzantine Empire (d. 1320)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 10 Margaret II of Flanders (b. 1202)
  • May 8 Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)
  • Aug 13 Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
  • Aug 26 Ottokar II, King of Bohemia (1253-78), dies in battle