On This Day in History for July 7

Events in History

  • 1124 Tyrus surrenders to Crusaders
  • 1438 King Charles VII issues the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges stating that a General Church Council with superior power to the Pope must be held every 10 years
  • 1456 A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death
  • 1495 King Ferdinand II returns to Naples
  • 1498 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
  • 1520 Battle of Otumba, Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force
  • 1534 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick
  • 1543 French troops invade Luxembourg
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Weddings in History

  • 1932 Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande
  • 1946 Naval cadet and future 39th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia
  • 2006 Three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephenie LaGrossa (26) weds Michael Ward in Seaside Heights, New Jersey

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