On This Day in History for June 19

Events in History

  • 936 Louis IV [Louis of Overseas], crowned King of France
  • 1179 The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil war
  • 1205 Pope Innocent III fires Adolf I as archbishop of Cologne
  • 1269 King Louis IX of France decrees all Jews must wear a yellow badge in public or be fined 10 livres of silver
  • 1286 Rabbenu Mir of Rothenbur imprisoned in fortress of Ensisheim
  • 1306 The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Robert the Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven
  • 1464 French King Louis XI forms postal service
  • 1502 Emperor Maximilian I and England sign treaty of Antwerp
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Weddings in History

  • 1369 Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy marries Margaret 111 Countess of Flanders
  • 1843 Philosopher Karl Marx (25) weds Jenny von Westphalen in Germany
  • 1850 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina

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