On This Day in History for December 18

Events in History

  • 218 BC Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal's Carthaginian army heavily defeat Roman forces on Italian soil
  • 1118 Alfonso van Aragon occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden
  • 1271 Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan" (元 yuán), marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China
  • 1352 Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI
  • 1385 Peace of Tournai (Dutch - Doornik) signed between the Burgundian Duke Philip II and the rebellious city of Ghent
  • 1406 Anton of Burgundy becomes Duke of Brabant
  • 1603 First fleet of the Dutch East India Company under Admiral Steven van der Haghen departs for the East-Indies
  • 1621 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
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Weddings in History

  • 1915 28th US President Woodrow Wilson, widowed the year before marries second wife Edith Bolling Galt, a descendant of native American Pocahontas
  • 1932 Civil rights activist Rosa McCauley (19) weds Raymond Parks (29) in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1987 Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future Prime Minister, marries Asif Ali Zardari

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