On This Day

On This Day in History for June 24

Events in History

  • 451 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 843 Vikings destroy Nantes
  • 972 Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces; Mieszko I of Poland decisively defeated Odo I of Lusatia
  • 1128 Afonso I of Portugal defeats army of his mother Theresa
  • 1298 Rindfleisch Persecutions - Jews of Ifhauben, Austria massacred
  • 1314 Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England
  • 1322 Jews are expelled from France for 3rd time
  • 1340 English fleet destroys the French at the battle of Sluys (the Hundred Years' War)
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Weddings in History

  • 1885 28th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1904 Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox
  • 1924 American writer Henry Miller (31) marries 2nd wife June Smerth (21) in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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