On This Day in History for April 15

Events in History

  • 69 Battle at Bedriacum, North-Italy
  • 1205 Battle at Adrianople: Bulgaria beats Emp Boudouin of Constantinople
  • 1250 Kublai is acclaimed the Great Khan by a Mongol Great Council
  • 1250 Pope Innocent IV refuses Jews of Cordova, Spain their request to build a synagogue
  • 1385 At war with Castile, John I of Portugal instructs his ambassadors to negotiate an alliance with Richard II of England and to raise loans to pay his troops
  • 1450 Battle of Formigny: French defeat the English decisively in the Hundred Years' War, paving the way for the capture of English strongholds in Normandy
  • 1493 -20/4] Columbus meets with the Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II in Barcelona
  • 1528 Pánfilo the Narváez, Spanish conquistador arrives in Florida with 350 men to a hostile reception from native indians
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Weddings in History

  • 1595 William I of Orange's daughter Elisabeth of Nassau (17) weds Duke Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne of Bouillion (39), becoming Duchess of Bouillon, until his death in 1623
  • 1909 Mien Wenneker, Dutch prince Henry's lover, weds Uncle Cornelis Abbo
  • 1925 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

Divorces in History

  • 1994 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (21 days after his divorce) weds Mary Richardson

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