On This Day in History for December 19

Events in History

  • 324 Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
  • 401 St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1055 Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad
  • 1154 King Henry II of England crowned King of England
  • 1487 Opening ceremony of the sixth Great Temple of Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City) 4,000 prisoners of war are sacrificed to Aztec gods over four days [1]
  • 1551 Dutch west coast hit by hurricane
  • 1562 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured
  • 1642 4 of Abel Tasman's crew killed at Wharewharangi (Murderers) Bay by Māori; Tasman's ships depart without landing
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