On This Day in History for February 19

Events in History

  • 197 Battle of Lugdunum [Battle of Lyon]: Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
  • 356 Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
  • 607 Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 842 Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstates the veneration of icons in churches
  • 1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
  • 1516 Consecration of the Lady Chapel, part of Westminster Abbey, by Henry VII, called "one of the most perfect buildings ever erected in England" [1]
  • 1539 Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
  • 1574 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp, Netherlands
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Weddings in History

  • 1712 Russian Tsar Peter the Great officially marries Polish-Lithuanian pre-marriedeasant Martha Skavronskaya at Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, having earlier married in secret in 1707

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