On This Day in History for June 21

Events in History

  • 68 Roman General Vespasian conquers Jericho during the Great Jewish Revolt
  • 524 Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce
  • 1128 Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik
  • 1307 Külüg Khan is enthroned as Emperor of China and seventh Great Khan after defeating rival factions and succeeding his uncle Temür Khan
  • 1498 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
  • 1529 Battle of Landriano: Imperial-Spanish forces under Don Antonio de Leyva, Duke of Terranova, beat a French army under Francis de Bourbon, Comte de St. Pol
  • 1529 Queen Catherine Of England [Catherine of Aragon] speaks against her marriage's annulment at the Blackfriars Legatine Court
  • 1547 Great fire in Moscow, a third of the largely wooden city destroyed and 2-3,000 killed
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Weddings in History

  • 1810 American army officer and future US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith (21) near Louisville, Kentucky, at the bride's sister's home
  • 1924 Inventor Robert H. Goddard (41) weds secretary Esther Christine Kisk (23) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worcester
  • 1940 37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

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