On This Day in History for March 16

Events in History

  • 597 BC Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king
  • 1079 Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar
  • 1190 York (England) Pogrom: Jews seek refuge in Clifford's Tower, which is then besieged by a mob; about 150 people are massacred or commit suicide rather than submit to Christian baptism
  • 1249 The Servite Order is officially approved by Cardinal Raniero Capocci, papal legate in Tuscany
  • 1322 The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence
  • 1345 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)
  • 1517 Pope Leo X holds the last session of the Fifth Council of the Lateran, convoked to restore peace between Catholic rulers and assert the authority of Pope
  • 1527 Battle of Khanua: Mughal Emperor Babur defeats Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga consolidating Mughal power
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Weddings in History

  • 1661 Princess Henrietta of Orange-Nassau (16) weds Philippe of France, Duke of Orléans (20)
  • 1905 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (30) weds Beatrice O'Brien
  • 1939 Princess Fawzia of Egypt (17) marries the Shah of Persia Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (19)

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