On This Day in History for March 4

Events in History

  • 51 Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title princeps iuventutis (head of the youth)
  • 306 Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia
  • 852 Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources
  • 938 Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, the patron saint of the Czech state
  • 1152 Frederick I Barbarossa elected Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1215 King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III
  • 1238 Battle of the Sit River: Mongol forces of Batu Khan overcome Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal near Yaroslavl in Russia, ending Russian resistance
  • 1351 Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam
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Weddings in History

  • 1540 German Protestant Count Philip of Hessen bigamously marries 2nd wife Margarethe von der Saale, causing a scandal

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