On This Day in History for February 11

Events in History

  • 660 BC Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu
  • 55 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
  • 385 Siricius, bishop of Tarragona, elected as Bishop of Rome; first to style himself Pope
  • 824 St Paschal I ends his reign as Pope
  • 1543 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian and Portuguese troops beat Muslim army
  • 1543 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and English King Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
  • 1659 The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses
  • 1720 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
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Weddings in History

  • 1638 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
  • 1810 French leader Napoleon I marries 2nd wife Marie-Louise of Austria
  • 1902 US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

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