On This Day in History for July 31

Events in History

  • 30 BC Battle of Alexandria: Mark Antony achieves minor victory over Octavian, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to Octavian's invasion of Egypt
  • 432 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 768 [Philip] begins and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 781 The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781)
  • 1291 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
  • 1415 The Southampton plot to assassinate English king Henry V and put Edmund Mortimer on the throne is uncovered
  • 1423 Hundred Years' War: Battle of Cravant - the French army is defeated by the English on the banks of the river Yonne in Burgundy
  • 1451 Jacques Cœur is arrested by order of Charles VII of France
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Weddings in History

  • 1964 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell
  • 2004 Lady Davina Windsor (26) weds surfer and the first Maori to marry into the Royal Family Gary Lewis (33) at the chapel in Kensington Palace in London
  • 2010 Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York

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