On This Day in History for August 19

Events in History

  • 43 BC Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul
  • 1263 King James I of Aragon censors Hebrew writing
  • 1274 Edward I is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey after returning from the Ninth Crusade
  • 1399 King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry
  • 1458 Aenea Silvio Piccolomini chosen as Pope Pius II
  • 1493 Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I becomes Archduke of Austria
  • 1504 Battle of Knockdoe, bloodiest battle of medieval Ireland fought in Galway between two Anglo-Irish lords, Gearoid Fitzgerald, Lord Deputy, defeats Ulick Finn Burke
  • 1524 Emperor Charles V's troops besiege Marseille, France
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Weddings in History

  • 1800 Social reformer Elizabeth Fry née Gurney (20) weds tea dealer Joseph Fry (23) at the Norwich Quaker Meeting House in Norwich, England

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