On This Day in History for August 9

Events in History

  • 48 BC Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
  • 378 Battle of Adrianople: Goth army defeats Roman forces under Emperor Valens, who is killed
  • 681 Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
  • 1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete
  • 1253 Clare of Assisi's rules confirmed by Pope Innocent IV for Clare's Order of Poor Ladies
  • 1329 Quilon the first Indian Diocese erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus appointed the first Bishop
  • 1378 Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
  • 1483 Opening of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican
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Weddings in History

  • 1832 King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria
  • 1968 Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (79) weds his long-time secretary Agnes Jean Bethell

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