On This Day

1439 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 16 Kissing is banned in England (to stop the Black Death from spreading)
  • Nov 12 Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

Deaths in History

  • Apr 30 Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English military leader (b. 1382)
  • Jun 24 Duke Frederick IV of Austria (b. 1382)
  • Oct 21 Ambrose Traversari, Italian theologian and monk, dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Albert II of Germany, King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia, dies at about 42