On This Day in History for July 3

Events in History

  • 324 Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium
  • 987 Hugh Capet (Hugh the Great) crowned King of the Franks
  • 987 Hugh Capet, elected by the nobility and crowned as King of France
  • 1090 Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II
  • 1187 Battle of Horns of Hattin: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army
  • 1250 Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself
  • 1428 Treaty of Delft between Jacoba of Bavaria & Philip the Good of Burgundy
  • 1608 Samuel de Champlain founds city of Quebec
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Weddings in History

  • 1468 Duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold marries third wife English Princess Margaret of York
  • 1951 Author Maya Angelou (23) weds Thomas J. Angelos
  • 1960 Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot

Divorces in History

  • 1929 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

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