On This Day

On This Day in History for July 16

Events in History

  • 463 Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius
  • 622 Muslim Era begins - Muhammad begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hijra)
  • 1054 Beginning of the Great Schism between Western and Eastern churches when Roman Cardinal Humbert issues bull of excommunication against Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople, on the altar of the Hagia Sophia, Constantinople
  • 1099 Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire
  • 1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa [Battle of Al-Uqab]: combined Christian army defeats Almohad Muslim force in a turning point for Muslim power on Iberian peninsula
  • 1251 The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stock a Brown Scapular (legend)
  • 1338 The six Electors of the Holy Roman Empire signed the Agreement of Rhense confirming Emperor Louis IV.
  • 1377 Richard II aged 10 crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey, succeeding his grandfather Edward III
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Weddings in History

  • 1857 Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County
  • 1892 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (51) weds longtime companion Alice Hoschedé
  • 1994 Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds ½ billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)

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