On This Day in History for July 2

Events in History

  • 311 St Miltiades begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 626 Incident at Xuanwu Gate: in fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng
  • 706 Remains of Chinese Emperor Gaozong, his wife Empress Wu Zetian and family members interred in Qianling Mausoleum by Emperor Zhongzong, outside Chang'an on Mount Liangshan
  • 963 The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas to be Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea
  • 1140 Hartbert becomes bishop of Utrecht
  • 1214 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England's attempt to reclaim Normandy from France
  • 1266 Treaty of Perth: Norway recognises Scottish sovereignty over the Hebrides and the Isle of Man
  • 1298 Battle on Hasenbuhl (Gollheim) between German kings Adolf and Albrecht I
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Weddings in History

  • 1939 Syndicated columnist Ann Landers (21) weds business executive Julius Lederer
  • 1952 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila
  • 1955 Desmond Tutu marries Leah Nomalizo Shinxani

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