On This Day

On This Day in History for May 1

Events in History

  • 305 Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor
  • 1006 Supernova observed by Chinese and Egyptians in constellation Lupus
  • 1048 Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1328 Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
  • 1394 Ekiho exorcised the Zen temple and its surroundings of an old badger
  • 1486 Christopher Columbus proposes his plan to search for a western route to India in an audience with Spanish monarch, Isabella I. Full support is granted 3 years later, in 1489
  • 1523 Danish King Christian III arrives in Veere
  • 1544 Turkish troops occupy Hungary
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Weddings in History

  • 1576 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • 1840 Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)
  • 1850 Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.

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