On This Day in History for January 15

Events in History

  • 588 BC Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
  • 69 Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor, only rules for three months before committing suicide
  • 708 Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)
  • 946 Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded and ousted
  • 1346 Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland and Zealand
  • 1535 King Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
  • 1541 King Francis I of France commissions Jean-Francois Roberval to settle the province of New France
  • 1552 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
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Weddings in History

  • 1930 Businesswoman Estee Mentzer (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauter (later Lauder)

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