On This Day in History for February 21

Events in History

  • 362 Athanasius returns to Alexandria
  • 1173 Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1245 Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to torture and forgery
  • 1431 Joan of Arc's first day of interrogation during her trial for heresy
  • 1440 The Prussian Confederation is formed
  • 1564 Philip II routes Cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
  • 1574 Spanish garrison of Middelburg, Netherlands, surrenders
  • 1583 Groningen, Netherlands, begins using Gregorian calendar
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Weddings in History

  • 1807 US President Martin Van Buren (24) weds high school sweetheart Hannah Hoes (23) in Catskill, New York

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