On This Day in History for December 4

Events in History

  • 1110 Syrian harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
  • 1154 Adrian IV elected Pope. The only Englishman to become pontiff, Nicholas Breakspear was a member of the family which until recent years brewed beer in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
  • 1197 Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
  • 1259 Treaty of Paris: English King Henry III and French King Louis IX end 100 years of conflict between the Capetian and Plantagenet dynasties
  • 1489 Battle of Baza - Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
  • 1534 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad
  • 1563 Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years.
  • 1619 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many The First Thanksgiving in the Americas.
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Weddings in History

  • 1878 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1999 Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium (38) and heir apparent to Belgium throne weds Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (25) in Brussels, Belgium
  • 2012 "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans (21) weds Courtland Rogers (26) at a courthouse in Brunswick County, North Carolina

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