On This Day

On This Day in History for July 22

Events in History

  • 259 Saint Dionysius elected as Pope, succeeding Sixtus II
  • 1099 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • 1298 English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
  • 1306 King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France
  • 1456 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats Sultan Murad II
  • 1484 Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured
  • 1489 "Tractate Niddah" a talmudic edition, 1st printed
  • 1489 Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France
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Weddings in History

  • 1515 Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria
  • 1515 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia & succession to Hungarian throne
  • 1972 Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

Divorces in History


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