On This Day in History for July 29

Events in History

  • 362 Emperor Julianus of Constantinople's "School Edict" prohibited Christian teachers from using pagan literature which were standard texts for classical education at the time
  • 626 Avars under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople (fails, preserving the eastern Roman empire)
  • 904 Byzantium city Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli
  • 1014 Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
  • 1030 Battle of Stiklestad - Norwegian King Olaf II killed trying to reclaim the throne. One of the most famous Norwegian battles
  • 1179 Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III
  • 1221 Emperor Go-Horikawa aged only 10 years old ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan
  • 1279 Five emissaries dispatched by Kublai Khan from the Mongol Yuan dynasty are beheaded by Japan
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Weddings in History

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