Events in History
- 1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty)
- 1184 BC The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date)
- 858 Nicholas I succeeds Benedict III as pope
- 1066 Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed
- 1185 Battle at Danoura: Yoshitsune Minamoto's fleet beats the Taira during Japan's Genpei War
- 1288 Jews of Troyes France are accused of ritual murder
- 1311 General Malik Kafur returns to Delhi after campaign in South India
- 1364 Pope Urban V names John V van Virneburg as Bishop of Utrecht
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Weddings in History
- 1558 Mary, Queen of Scots (15) marries French dauphin Francis (14) at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris
- 1575 William the Silent marries 3rd wife Charlotte de Bourbon and former French nun
- 1854 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
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April in History
Who Wrote Shakespeare?Could the son of a provincial glove-maker, born on this day in history, be the author of the world's greatest plays? The argument rages on.
April 23, 1564
Spain Declares War Against the United StatesSpain declared war on the United States on this day as tensions rose over Cuba and a US warship was destroyed. A future American president led a major battle.
April 24, 1898
Easter Proclamation of 1916The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of Ireland
April 24, 1916
Hitler's Diaries Fail Forensic TestsGerman Magazine revealed the scoop of the century on this day but it's “Hitler’s Diaries” sensation failed a forensic test and was quickly proved a hoax.
April 25, 1983