On This Day in History for March 22

Events in History

  • 238 Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor
  • 752 Stephen II elected Catholic Pope (or 23rd)
  • 871 Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army
  • 1349 Townspeople of Fulda, Germany massacre Jews, blaming them for the Black Death
  • 1421 Battle of Baugé - French defeat English
  • 1556 Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1565 Turkish Armada leaves Constantinople bound for the siege of Malta with about 193 ships
  • 1594 French King Henry IV festival in Paris
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