On This Day in History for January 9

Events in History

  • 475 Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople
  • 1296 Earl Floris V signs accord with French King
  • 1317 Phillips V, the Tall, crowned King of France
  • 1349 700 Jews of Basel Switzerland, burned alive in their houses
  • 1431 Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government
  • 1464 1st meeting of States-General of Netherlands
  • 1493 1st sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus
  • 1522 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
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Weddings in History

  • 1428 Pope Martinus V declares Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut's marriage to Humphrey Duke of Gloucester invalid
  • 1988 English earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli

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