On This Day in History for August 7

Events in History

  • 322 BC Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon following the death of Alexander the Great
  • 626 Battle at Constantinople: Slavic/Persians/Avarenvloot defeated
  • 768 Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 936 Otto I the Great crowned King of Germany (East Francia)
  • 1409 Council of Pisa closes
  • 1420 Construction begins on the dome of Florence Cathedral, designed by Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi
  • 1428 Valais witch trial proceedings begin in Valais Canton, Switzerland, first organized witch trials
  • 1461 Ming Dynasty Chinese military general Cao Qin stages a coup against the Tianshun Emperor
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Weddings in History

  • 1869 Inventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin (31) weds Isabella Freiin von Wolff from the house of Alt-Schwanenburg
  • 2010 "Dancing in the Dark" host Rossi Morreale (33) weds one half of identical twin country duo "Kate and Kacey" Kacey Coppola at the Grande Antigua Resort and Spa in Antigua

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