On This Day in History for August 30

Events in History

  • 257 St Sixtus II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1125 Duke Lotharius of Supplinburg elected king of Germany
  • 1146 European leaders outlaw the crossbow, intending to end war for all time
  • 1363 Beginning of the Battle of Lake Poyang; two Chinese rebel leaders Chen Youliang and Zhu Yuanzhang are pitted against each other in what was one of the largest naval battles in history during Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty
  • 1464 Pietro Barbo elected to succeed Pope Pius II as Pope Paul II
  • 1481 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV
  • 1563 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled
  • 1574 Ram Das becomes the 4th Sikh Guru
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Weddings in History

  • 1846 Author and Christian pioneer Ellen G. White (18) weds preacher James Springer White (25) in Portland, Maine
  • 1953 Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in NYC
  • 2003 Daughter of Paul McCartney and fashion designer Stella McCartney (31) weds British publisher Alasdhair Willis on the 300-acre Gothic Estate in Scotland's Isle of Bute

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