On This Day in History for August 26

Events in History

  • 1071 Battle of Manzikert: Seljuq Turks led by sultan Alp Arslan beat and capture Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
  • 1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf of Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
  • 1303 Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khilji captures Chittorgarh, capital of the Guhila Kingdom
  • 1346 Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle
  • 1466 A conspiracy against Piero di Cosimo de Medici in Florence, led by Luca Pitti, is discovered
  • 1498 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà sculpture by French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères
  • 1545 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese as Duke of Parma
  • 1629 Cambridge Agreement, Massachusetts Bay Company stockholders agree to emigrate
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Weddings in History

  • 1926 Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson
  • 1965 Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina; separate in 1989; divorce in 2002

Divorces in History


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