On This Day in History for December 3

Events in History

  • 741 St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III
  • 1347 Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Cola di Rienzo as heretics
  • 1557 1st Covenant of Scottish protestants form
  • 1586 Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
  • 1639 1st annulment by court decree passes
  • 1676 Battle of Lund (Scanian War): Swedish army of 8,000 defeats much larger joint Danish/Dutch force of 13,000
  • 1678 Edmond Halley receives MA from The Queen's College, Oxford
  • 1685 Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm, Sweden
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Weddings in History

  • 1984 Oldest groom - Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin

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