On This Day in History for April 6

Events in History

  • 46 BC Julius Caesar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger) in the battle of Thapsus.
  • 402 Battle at Pollentia: Roman army under Stilicho beats Visigoten
  • 774 Charles the Great (Charlemagne) confirmed the gift to the Pope of the territories belonging to Ravenna made by his father Pepin the Short at Quiercy-sur-Loire in 753
  • 1320 The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath
  • 1327 Italian poet Petrarch 1st sets eyes on his beloved Laura
  • 1362 Tard-Venus robber bands strike at Brignais, France
  • 1385 The Portuguese Council of the Kingdom meets in Coimbra and declares John, Master of the Order of Aviz, King John I of Portugal
  • 1634 Heeren XIX (the directors of the Dutch West India Company) ask "to secure Eylands Curacao"
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Weddings in History

  • 1896 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City
  • 1920 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger (32) weds Annemarie Bertel
  • 1943 US Marine Corps aviator and astronaut John Glenn (21) weds high school sweetheart Anna Margaret Castor

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