On This Day in History for June 12

Events in History

  • 28 Roman General Gaius Carrinas' triumphant procession through Rome, awarded for fighting in Gaul
  • 1381 Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath
  • 1418 An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians
  • 1442 King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples
  • 1458 Magdalen College, Oxford founded by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester
  • 1523 Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
  • 1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder in Naples
  • 1552 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
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Weddings in History

  • 1733 King of Prussia Frederick the Great (21) weds duchess Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern (18) at Schloss Salzdahlum in Wolfenbüttel, Germany
  • 1927 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali
  • 1949 Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin

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