On This Day

On This Day in History for July 18

Events in History

  • 390 BC Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia - Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leads to subsequent sacking of Rome
  • 64 Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero
  • 1290 King Edward I orders expulsion of Jews from England, this edict will remain in place for 350 years
  • 1323 Pope John XXII proclaims theologian Thomas Aquinas a saint in Avignon
  • 1334 The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone
  • 1536 Pope's authority declared void in England
  • 1572 Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
  • 1630 Spanish troops occupy Mantua
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Weddings in History

  • 1922 British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London
  • 1938 Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell
  • 1992 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle

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