On This Day

On This Day in History for May 11

Events in History

  • 330 Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes the capital of the Roman Empire
  • 868 "The Diamond Sutra", the world's oldest surviving and dated printed book is printed in Chinese and made into a scroll
  • 1068 Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London
  • 1189 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade
  • 1310 Fifty-four members of the Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France for being heretics
  • 1421 Jews are expelled from Styria Austria
  • 1502 Christopher Columbus begins 4th & last trip to the "Indies"
  • 1625 Peasants besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper Austria
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Weddings in History

  • 1963 Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)
  • 1996 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York

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