On This Day in History for July 28

Events in History

  • 388 Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis
  • 754 Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
  • 1148 Second Crusade: Crusaders abandon their siege of Damascus
  • 1330 Battle of Velbuzd: Serbian forces defeat Bulgarian army
  • 1434 Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
  • 1579 Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
  • 1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England
  • 1609 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
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Weddings in History

  • 1540 English King Henry VIII (49) marries Catherine Howard (16 or 17), his 5th wife
  • 1683 Anne Stuart, later the British Queen Anne, marries Prince George of Denmark at the Chapel Royal
  • 1727 Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

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