On This Day in History for December 9

Events in History

  • 536 Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire
  • 656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
  • 730 Battle of Marj Ardabil, Turkic Khazar army led by Barjik defeats Umayyad force, with 20,000 killed including general al-Jarrah ibn Abdallah, whose head is mounted on a throne
  • 1212 Frederick II (later also Holy Roman Emperor) crowned King of Germany in Mainz
  • 1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
  • 1425 Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
  • 1570 The Geuzen (a confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles) under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
  • 1625 Netherlands & England sign military treaty
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Weddings in History

  • 1883 Poet Rabindranath Tagore (22) weds Mrinalini Devi in an arranged marriage
  • 1956 Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (26) weds Tamie Beggs (20)
  • 1967 US President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter Lynda (23) marries US Marine Captain Charles Robb (28) in the White House

Divorces in History

  • 1929 Businessman Howard Hughes divorces 1st wife Ella Rice after 4 years of marriage
  • 1937 Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage

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