On This Day in History for April 18

Events in History

  • 310 St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 387 Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus
  • 1025 BolesÅ‚aw Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland
  • 1506 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid in the Vatican by Pope Julius II
  • 1518 Bona Sforza is crowned queen consort of Poland
  • 1521 Diet of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Martin Luther
  • 1552 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
  • 1663 Osman declares war on Austria
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Weddings in History

  • 1599 Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain
  • 1951 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson; divorce in 1972
  • 1973 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

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