On This Day in History for April 29

Events in History

  • 1091 Battle at Monte Levunium: Byzantium Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegene force invading from the north
  • 1429 Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans
  • 1522 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands
  • 1540 Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Ghent ended
  • 1550 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
  • 1553 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
  • 1587 English naval officer Francis Drake sails into Cadiz, Spain and sinks the Spanish fleet, thereby "Singeing the King of Spain's Beard" and delaying the Spanish invasion by a year
  • 1623 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
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Weddings in History

  • 1885 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)
  • 1945 Adolf Hitler (56) marries Eva Braun (33) in the Führerbunker, Berlin
  • 1964 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma

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