On This Day in History for June 7

Events in History

  • 555 Vigilius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1099 1st Crusaders arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1195 Earliest report of ball lightning in London by Benedictine monk Gervase of Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Canterbury, [1]
  • 1340 Rotterdam Netherlands founded
  • 1413 King Ladislaw of Naples occupies Rome
  • 1420 Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine, ending the independence of the Patriarchate of Aquileia
  • 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa
  • 1520 Field of the Cloth of Gold; meeting begins between English Henry VIII and King Francis I of France at Balinghem, France
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Weddings in History

  • 421 Aelia Eudocia Athenais of Athens marries Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II
  • 1601 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
  • 1937 Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman

Divorces in History

  • 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV

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