On This Day in History for July 20

Events in History

  • 514 St Hormisdas elected as Pope succeeding Pope Sympowerus
  • 1031 Henry I succeeds father Robert II as King of the Franks (1031-60)
  • 1054 Patriarch of Constantinople Michael Caerularius, as head of a Synod held in Constantinople excommunicates Cardinal Humbert of the Western church (Rome)
  • 1304 Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war
  • 1402 Battle of Ankara: Army of Timur (Tamerlane) with its armor-plated elephants defeats forces of Ottoman Sultan Bayezid I, capturing Bayezid in the process leading to an Ottoman power vacuum
  • 1495 French viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders
  • 1498 Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
  • 1553 John Dudley, Lord President of the Council under Edward VI, captured in Cambridge
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Weddings in History

  • 1608 Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft
  • 1872 Inventor Karl Benz (27) weds Bertha Ringer
  • 1991 Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY

Divorces in History

  • 1993 Joe Petruzzi files for divorce from Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever)

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