On This Day in History for July 26

Events in History

  • 657 Battle of Siffin during the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I beside Euphrates River
  • 811 Battle of Pliska: Bulgarians under Krum beat Byzantines
  • 920 Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona
  • 1267 Inquisition forms in Rome under Pope Clement IV
  • 1309 Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V
  • 1469 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote Moor - Pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of King Edward IV
  • 1497 "Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbeck's army lands in Cork
  • 1499 Spanish conquistador Alonso de Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
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Weddings in History

  • 1797 US President John Quincy Adams (29) weds Louisa Johnson (22) at All Hallows Barking parish in London
  • 1849 Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home
  • 1895 Physicist and chemist Maria Skłodowska (27) weds physicist Pierre Curie (36) in Sceaux, France

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