On This Day in History for July 10

Events in History

  • 48 BC Battle of Dyrrhachium: Julius Caesar barely avoids a catastrophic defeat to Pompey near the city of Dyrrachium (in what is now Albania)
  • 518 Former peasant Justin I proclaimed Byzantine emperor in the Hippodrome, Constantinople
  • 552 Origin of Armenian calendar
  • 988 The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey
  • 1040 Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry, according to legend, to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes
  • 1212 The most severe of several early fires of London burns in Southwark, south of London Bridge
  • 1376 English "Good Parliament" ends, longest-sitting parliament at that time
  • 1460 Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at the Battle of Northampton, Henry VI is captured
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Weddings in History

  • 1898 Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.
  • 1919 Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium
  • 1926 Future Cuban President and dictator Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

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