On This Day in History for June 6

Events in History

  • 640 Arab Muslim army sent by Caliph Omar begins siege of Heliopolis, city succumbs mid to late July, paving way for Muslim conquest of Byzantine Egypt
  • 1002 German King Henry II the Saint crowned
  • 1242 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
  • 1328 Franciscan theologian William of Ockham [Occam] excommunicated by Pope John XXII
  • 1391 Inhabitants of Seville, Spain, massacre 5,000 Jews
  • 1513 Battle of Novara, the War of the League of Cambrai: the Swiss Confederacy defeat the French
  • 1520 France and England sign treaty of Scotland
  • 1523 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union
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Weddings in History

  • 1857 Sophia of Nassau marries the future King Oscar II of Sweden-Norway
  • 1966 Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford
  • 2009 "Survivor: Gabon" castaway Matty Whitmore weds Jamie Mass at Malibou Lake Mountain Club in Malibu

Divorces in History

  • 2010 Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

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