On This Day

On This Day in History for May 15

Events in History

  • 756 Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova, Spain
  • 884 Marinus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1004 Henry II the Saint crowned King of Italy
  • 1213 King John of England names Stephen Langton as Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1222 Mongolian leader Genghis Khan meets the leader of the Taoist Dragon Gate sect Chang Chun at his camp in Parwan (Afghanistan)
  • 1248 Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Cologne Cathedral
  • 1252 Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition
  • 1492 Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kill 232 residents of Alkmaar, Netherlands
  • More Events in History

Weddings in History

  • 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
  • 1825 Author and scholar Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea
  • 1996 Auto racing champ-turned-TV commentator Danny Sullivan (46) weds former Manhattan financial planner Brenda Bosveld (33) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

More Weddings & Divorces in History