On This Day

On This Day in History for May 16

Events in History

  • 955 Octavian, son of Duke Alberic II of Spoleto, elected Pope John XII
  • 1165 Ramjbam & his family reach Acre Palestine
  • 1204 Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople
  • 1220 English King Henry III lays the foundation stone for a new Lady Chapel, start of the rebuilding of Westminster Abbey, in London
  • 1527 Florence becomes a republic
  • 1532 Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1547 Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
  • 1568 Mary Queen of Scots flees to England
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