On This Day in History for February 12

Events in History

  • 1049 Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg crowned Pope Leo IX
  • 1111 King Henry V, King of Germany and Italy, arrives in Rome for his coronation as Holy Roman Emperor, but Pope Paschal II refuses to crown him until April owing to the Investiture Controversy
  • 1130 Pope Innocent II elected
  • 1429 Battle of the Herrings fought during Hundred Years' War when French and Scottish troops unsuccessfully attack English convoy (carrying barrels of herrings) near Rouvray
  • 1502 Muslims in Granada forced to convert to Catholicism
  • 1502 Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India
  • 1528 Treaty of Dordrecht between emperor & ecclesiastical power
  • 1541 Santiago, Chile, founded (or Feb 24)
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Weddings in History

  • 1736 Maria Theresa Habsburg marries French Stefanus (emperor Francois I)

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