On This Day in History for June 26

Events in History

  • 363 Roman Emperor Julian is killed during retreat from the Sassanid Empire. General Jovian is proclaimed Emperor by troops on the battlefield.
  • 684 St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1243 Battle of Köse Dağ: Mongols under Baiju defeat Seljuk army of Sultan Kaykhusraw II during Mongol attacks in north east Turkey
  • 1284 According to the Lüneburg manuscript, a piper leads 130 children of Hamelin away
  • 1409 Council of Pisa selects Petros Philargi as 3rd Pope: Alexander V
  • 1483 Duke of Gloucester succeeds as King Richard III of England after Parliament declared Edward V illegitimate
  • 1498 Toothbrush invented in China using boar bristles
  • 1553 Christ's Hospital in England granted a charter
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Weddings in History

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