On This Day in History for April 20

Events in History

  • 295 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 850 Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne
  • 1139 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1290 Round Table tournament held near Winchester, England, in imitation of King Arthur, to commemorate betrothal of daughter of Edward I, and attended by the king
  • 1505 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
  • 1551 John Dudley becomes Earl Marshal of England
  • 1611 First known performance of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London, recorded by Simon Forman
  • 1650 Dutch East India Company (VOC) management sets new guidelines
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Weddings in History

  • 1914 Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear
  • 1968 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (24) weds fellow reporter Carol Honsa
  • 2013 "Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter (33) weds casting director Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas

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