On This Day in History for August 6

Events in History

  • 258 Pope St Sixtus II beheaded in Rome under persecutions by Roman Emperor Valerian
  • 523 Pope Hormisdas reign as Catholic Pope ends with his death
  • 768 Antipope Constantine II deposed
  • 939 Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors
  • 1497 Italian explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from North America (Newfoundland) - first European to do so since the Vikings
  • 1538 Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
  • 1600 Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
  • 1601 Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius
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Weddings in History

  • 1968 Children's author Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (64) weds second wife Audrey Stone Dimond

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