On This Day in History for June 29

Events in History

  • 512 A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland
  • 922 Kingdom of the West Franks crowns Robert I as King of West Francia, after deposing Charles the Simple (Charles III)
  • 1072 Former Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes blinded by rivals and exiled
  • 1149 Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.
  • 1194 Sverre is crowned King of Norway
  • 1312 Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII crowned
  • 1377 French raid at Rye, England
  • 1428 Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good
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Weddings in History

  • 1822 Nephew of Napoleon, biologist and ornithologist Prince Charles Bonaparte marries cousin Zenaide Bonaparte
  • 1854 English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Brontë marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls
  • 1970 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Divorces in History

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