On This Day in History for January 31

Events in History

  • 314 St Silvester I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1504 Under the Treaty of Lyon, French King Louis XII cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon after defeat in the Italian War of 1499–1504
  • 1531 King Ferdinand of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary officially recognise each other
  • 1578 Battle of Gembloux (Gembloers); Spanish forces win decisive victor over coalition rebel forces
  • 1596 Catholic League disbanded
  • 1609 Wisselbank of Amsterdam established
  • 1627 Spanish government goes bankrupt
  • 1675 Cornelia/Dina Olfaarts found not guilty of witchcraft
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Weddings in History

  • 1560 Spanish King Philip II (10) marries Elisabeth of Valois (13), daughter of Henry II of France
  • 1842 10th US President John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in the White House

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