On This Day in History for July 23

Events in History

  • 636 Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from the Byzantine Empire
  • 685 John V begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1148 Crusaders begin siege of Damascus during Second Crusade (abandoned 28 July)
  • 1215 Frederick II crowned King of the Romans (King of the Germans) in Aachen
  • 1253 Jews are expelled from Vienne, France by order of Pope Innocent IV
  • 1298 Rindfleisch ("Beef") Persecutions - Jewish community in Wurzburg, Germany massacred
  • 1453 Battle at Gavere: Philip the Good beats Gentse rebellion
  • 1532 Emperor Charles V and the Schmalkaldic League sign Peace of Nuremberg
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Weddings in History

  • 1986 Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England

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