On This Day in History for December 6

Events in History

  • 963 Leo VIII elected Pope
  • 1060 Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary
  • 1160 Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas" premieres in Arras
  • 1196 Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolas Flood"
  • 1240 Mongols led by Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kyiv after an 8 day siege; out of 50,000 people in the city only 2,000 survive
  • 1273 Thomas Aquinas is thought to have a mystical experience in Naples, refuses to continue his work "I cannot, because all that I have written seems like straw to me"
  • 1424 Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews
  • 1527 Pope Clemens VII flees to Orvieto
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Weddings in History

  • 1491 King Charles VIII of France (21) marries Anna Duchess of Brittany (14) giving France control over Brittany
  • 1630 Painter Peter Paul Rubens (53) marries his second wife Helena (16) Fourment and the inspiration for his voluptuous female figures, in Antwerp
  • 1930 Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

Divorces in History

  • 1982 US Senator Ted & Joan Kennedy divorce

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