On This Day in History for March 8

Events in History

  • 1531 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury
  • 1586 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
  • 1658 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark
  • 1702 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III
  • 1706 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
  • 1711 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
  • 1722 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
  • 1746 Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
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Weddings in History

  • 1418 Jacqueline, Countess of Haintaut marries her cousin John IV Duke of Brabant in The Hague
  • 1820 5th US President James Monroe's daughter Maria 1st child of a President to marry in the White House
  • 1848 Confederate General James Longstreet (27) weds Maria Louisa Garland in Lynchburg, Virginia

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