On This Day in History for March 29

Events in History

  • 502 King Gundobar of Burgundy delegates royal power
  • 845 Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving
  • 1461 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Duke Edward of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou and proclaims himself as King Edward IV
  • 1549 The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded
  • 1632 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returns Quebec to French control after the English seized it in 1629
  • 1638 1st permanent white settlement in Delaware (Swedish Lutherans)
  • 1673 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions
  • 1792 King gustav iii of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
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