On This Day

1419 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 19 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years' War
  • Jul 30 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by crowd outside.
  • Dec 11 Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 10 Emperor Go-Hanazono, 102nd Emperor of Japan (d. 1471)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 5 Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint, dies at 69
  • Aug 16 Wenceslaus, King of the Romans, King of Bohemia (b. 1361)
  • Sep 10 John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy (1404-19), assassinated by adherents of the Dauphin, the future Charles VII of France at 48
  • Dec 22 Antipope Pope John XXIII [Baldassare Cossa], Italian Pope (1410-15) who opposed Pope Gregory XII and is considered an antipope by the Catholic Church, dies at 81