On This Day in History for July 30

Events in History

  • 101 BC Battle of Vercellae: Roman army under Gaius Marius defeats the Cimbri in Cisalpine Gaul, ending the Celto-Germanic threat on Italy's border with over 100,000 Cimbri killed
  • 579 Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 657 St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
  • 762 City of Baghdad founded by abbasid caliph Al-Mansur, just north of ancient Baghdad
  • 1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
  • 1419 First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members out the windows. They die in the fall or killed by crowd outside.
  • 1537 Resistant of Bomy: French Dutch cease fire
  • 1601 Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
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Weddings in History

  • 1988 James Ogilvy (under Engl princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson

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