On This Day in History for March 5

Events in History

  • 363 Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign that brings about his own death
  • 1046 Persian scholar Naser Khosrow begins the 7 year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama
  • 1179 3rd Lateran Council (11th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
  • 1496 English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands
  • 1528 Utrecht governor Maarten van Rossum plunders The Hague
  • 1558 Smoking tobacco introduced into Europe by Spanish physician Francisco Fernandes
  • 1579 Betuwe joins Union of Utrecht
  • 1616 Astronomical work 'de Revolutionibus' by Nicolaus Copernicus placed on Catholic Forbidden index
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Weddings in History

  • 1760 Princess Carolina marries Gen Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg

Divorces in History

  • 1993 Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

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