On This Day in History for June 9

Events in History

  • 68 Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, imploring his secretary Epaphroditos to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging
  • 641 Arabic-Islamic army conquers Romans at Alexandria, taking control of Egypt
  • 721 Odo of Aquitaine defeats a Umayyad Muslim army at the Battle of Toulouse
  • 1075 Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen
  • 1310 Duccio's Maestà Altarpiece, a seminal artwork of the early Italian Renaissance, is unveiled and installed in the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy
  • 1456 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1525 Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
  • 1529 Zurich declares war on Catholic kantons
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Weddings in History

Divorces in History

  • 1977 George & Patti Harrison divorce

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