On This Day

On This Day in History for April 4

Events in History

  • 1081 Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne
  • 1460 University of Basle in Swizerland forms
  • 1541 Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits
  • 1552 Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • 1558 Tsar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders
  • 1581 Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford
  • 1588 Christian IV succeeds Frederick II as king of Denmark
  • 1655 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
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Weddings in History

Divorces in History

  • 2019 Amazon's Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos agree record-breaking $35 billion divorce settlement

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