On This Day in History for April 23

Events in History

  • 215 BC A temple, built on the Capitoline Hill, is dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene
  • 1014 King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of Clontarf, freeing Ireland from foreign control
  • 1154 Damascus surrenders to Sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo
  • 1229 Ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres
  • 1343 St. George's Night Uprising in Estonia
  • 1344 Order of the Garter founded by English King Edward III, the most senior knighthood in the UK with just 24 living members plus the monarch (or 1348)
  • 1348 The Order of Garter founded by English King Edward III, Britain's highest civic or military honor
  • 1504 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
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Weddings in History

  • 1445 Margaret of Anjou weds King Henry VI of England in Titchfield, Hampshire
  • 1843 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author
  • 1927 Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale

Divorces in History

  • 1992 British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years
  • 1993 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn

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