On This Day in History for July 17

Events in History

  • 180 6 inhabitants of Carthage, North Africa executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in this part of the world.
  • 561 John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I
  • 855 St Leo IV dies, ending his reign as Catholic Pope; he will be succeeded by Benedict III
  • 1054 Holy Roman Emperor Henry III crowns his son Henry IV king
  • 1070 Arnulf III the Hapless becomes Earl of Flanders
  • 1203 Siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth Crusade; Roman Catholic Crusaders aboard a Venetian fleet attack the city
  • 1245 Pope bans Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time
  • 1393 Osmanen occupy Turnovo, Bulgaria
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Weddings in History

  • 1328 Prince David (4), heir to the Scottish throne marries Joan (7), Princess of England at Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • 1385 King Charles VI of France (17) marries Isabeau of Bavaria (16)
  • 1990 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

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