On This Day in History for January 10

Events in History

  • 49 BC Julius Caesar defies the Roman Senate and crosses the Rubicon, uttering "alea iacta est" (the die is cast), signaling the start of civil war which would lead to his appointment as Roman dictator for life
  • 69 Roman emperor Galba adopts Marcus Piso Licinianus as Caesar
  • 236 St Fabian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 381 Roman Emperor Theodosius issues edit ordering all churches be surrendered to bishops of the Catholic faith as he saw it
  • 532 Constantinople chariot racing green and blue supporters due to be executed escape, prompting Nika revolt
  • 1072 Robert Guiscard's Norman force conquers Palermo
  • 1356 German Emperor Charles I promulgates the 'Golden Bull', to regulate the election of a new king - the most important constitutional document of the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1430 Catholic Order of the Golden Fleece founded in Bruges in celebration of the prosperous and wealthy domains of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy
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Weddings in History

  • 1857 Novelist Jules Verne (28) weds Honorine de Viane Morel
  • 1870 American lawman Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland (20) in Lamar, Missouri, until her death in August of the same year
  • 1898 Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

Divorces in History

  • 1810 French church annuls marriage of Napoleon I and Empress Joséphine

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