On This Day in History for July 21

Events in History

  • 356 BC Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • 230 St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 285 Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler
  • 365 Crete Earthquake followed by tsunami around the Eastern Mediterranean allegedly destroys Alexandria
  • 905 Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured
  • 976 Emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria
  • 1403 Battle of Shrewsbury: Army led by the Lancastrian King of England, Henry IV defeats a rebel army led by Henry "Harry Hotspur" Percy of Northumberland thus ending the Percy challenge to the throne. Also the first battle English archers fought each other on English soil.
  • 1542 Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
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Weddings in History

  • 1320 Count Louis of Nevers marries 8-year old daughter of Philips V
  • 1871 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (24) weds general merchant Walter Allen Sheppard in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1904 Sinclair Oil founder Harry Ford Sinclair (28) weds Elizabeth Farrell

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