On This Day in History for February 26

Events in History

  • 747 BC Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era
  • 364 Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor
  • 1266 Battle of Benevento fought in Southern Italy between Manfred of Sicily and army of Charles of Anjou
  • 1401 English Catholic priest William Sawtrey convicted of heresy and later becomes 1st Lollard martyr to be publicly burnt at the stake
  • 1534 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1548 Ottoman fleet under Piri Reis retakes the port of Aden (modern Yemen) from the Portuguese
  • 1590 Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
  • 1597 Cornelis de Houtman's Dutch fleet departs Bali and sets sail for the Netherlands
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Weddings in History

  • 1924 American astronomer Edwin Hubble (34) weds Grace Burke (34) in Pasadena, California, until his death in 1953
  • 1934 Hungarian-American theoretical physicist Edward Teller (25) weds Hungarian-American computer scientist Augusta Maria "Mici" Schütz-Harkányi (24) in Hungary, until her death in 2000

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