On This Day in History for June 3

Events in History

  • 350 Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.
  • 1083 Henry IV of Germany storms Rome, capturing St Peter's Cathedral
  • 1098 After 5-month siege during the First Crusade, the Crusaders seize Antioch
  • 1140 French scholar Peter Abelard is found guilty of heresy
  • 1326 Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark
  • 1357 Peace of Ath signed (in modern Belgium), settles Brabant succession
  • 1539 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain
  • 1540 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto crosses the Appalachian Mountains, 1st European to do so
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Weddings in History

  • 1353 Peter of Castile [Peter the Cruel] (18) marries Blanch of Bourbon (14) in Valladolid, Spain. Peter abandons her 2 days later for his secret wife Maria de Padilla.
  • 1805 Lady Caroline Ponsonby (19) marries future Prime Minister William Lamb, Lord Melbourne (26) in London
  • 1937 Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Simpson in France

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