On This Day in History for June 17

Events in History

  • 653 St Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 656 Ali ibn Abu Talib elected the 4th Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate
  • 676 Pope Adeodatus II's (Deusdetit II) reign ends with his death
  • 1091 Floris II de Vette becomes earl of Holland
  • 1119 Charles the Good becomes earl of Flanders
  • 1397 Union of Kalmar established between Denmark, Sweden and Norway
  • 1462 Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia
  • 1497 Battle of Deptford Bridge - forces under King Henry VII soundly defeat Cornish rebels led by Michael An Gof
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Weddings in History

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