On This Day in History for January 7

Events in History

  • 754 Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion
  • 1325 Afonso IV succeeds Denis as King of Portugal
  • 1558 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by France
  • 1566 Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
  • 1584 Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and The Holy Roman Empire
  • 1598 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I
  • 1608 Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1610 Galileo Galilei discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede
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Weddings in History

  • 1430 Duke Philip the Good (33) formally celebrate marriage Isabella of Portugal (32) in Sluys, Burgundy
  • 1879 Dutch King William II marries Emma von Waldeck-Pyrmont
  • 1934 Dutch Princess Juliana marries German prince Bernhard von Lippe-Biesterfeld

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