On This Day in History for April 5

Events in History

  • 456 Saint Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop
  • 823 Pope Peschalis I crowns Lotharius I as co-emperor of France
  • 1058 Bishop Giovanni "Minchus" ["the thin"] elected as Anti-Pope Benedict X
  • 1242 Alexander Nevsky of Novgorod defeats Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice
  • 1424 Scottish King James I returns to Scotland after 18 years of detention at the English court
  • 1566 200 Brussel nobles offer Margaretha of Parma a petition
  • 1585 Clemens Crabbeels becomes bishop of Hertogenbosch
  • 1603 New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London
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Weddings in History

  • 1614 American Indian princess Pocahontas and daughter of chief Powhatan marries English colonist John Rolfe
  • 1653 Dutch painter Jan Vermeer marries Catharina Bolenes in Schipluiden

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