On This Day in History for February 24

Events in History

  • 1152 English cleric and writer Geoffrey of Monmouth consecrated as Bishop of St Asaph at Lambeth
  • 1208 St Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula Italy
  • 1296 Pope Boniface VIII decree Clericis Iaicos
  • 1387 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda
  • 1389 Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
  • 1496 England's Henry VII ends commercial dispute with Flanders
  • 1510 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice
  • 1525 Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed or wounded
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Weddings in History

  • 1613 English princess Elizabeth marries Earl Frederik of Palts
  • 1662 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.
  • 1886 Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron, Ohio

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