On This Day in History for July 15

Events in History

  • 971 According to legend English saint Swithun is reburied inside Winchester Cathedral (against his wishes), whereby a terrible storm proceeds to rain for 40 days and nights
  • 1099 City of Jerusalem is captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade
  • 1205 Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitudea and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus
  • 1207 King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton
  • 1240 A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva
  • 1307 Duke Henrik of Corinthia chosen as King of Bohemia
  • 1381 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England
  • 1410 Battle of Grunwald (First Battle of Tannenburg, Battle of Žalgiris), one of Medieval Europe's largest battles during Poland-Lithuanian Teutonic War. Polish King Władysław Jagiełło and Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas defeat Teutonic Ulrich von Jungingen
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Weddings in History

  • 1137 Louis dauphin of France (later Louis VII) (17) marries Eleanor of Aquitaine (about 15) at Cathedral of Saint-André in Bordeaux
  • 1500 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre
  • 1952 Gerald Lascelles, son of English Princess Mary, weds Angela Dowding

Divorces in History


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