On This Day in History for August 17

Events in History

  • 682 Leo II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1180 Yoritomo Minamoto leads uprising against Kiyomori Taira who installed his grandson, Emperor Antoku, to the throne
  • 1544 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
  • 1563 King Charles IX of France declared an adult at 13
  • 1577 Peace of Bergerac: Political rights for Huguenots
  • 1579 Francois of Anjou visits English Queen Elizabeth I
  • 1585 Antwerp surrenders after 8 months siege by Duke of Parma
  • 1590 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
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Weddings in History

  • 1498 Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander IV, 1st man to resign the cardinalate marries Charlotte d'Albret of Navarre
  • 1996 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (72) weds Grace Marufu (31) at Kutama College in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

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