On This Day in History for December 22

Events in History

  • 401 St. Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1135 Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king
  • 1216 Pope Honorius III delegates decree "Religiosam vitam eligentibus"
  • 1465 Peace of St Truiden: Louis van Bourbon becomes bishop of Li├Ęge
  • 1536 English scholar Reginald Pole appointed cardinal
  • 1590 Army of Moroccan Pasha Ahmad al-Mansur begins its epic 135 day crossing of the Saharan desert on his way to defeat the Songhai Empire
  • 1596 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die
  • 1642 Pope Urbanus VIII publishes decree In eminente
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Weddings in History

  • 1915 Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds Sara McElroy
  • 1968 Author and cooking show host Ina Garten (20) weds dean Jeffrey Garten
  • 1968 Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower

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