On This Day

On This Day in History for May 19

Events in History

  • 715 St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1182 The high altar of Paris cathedral Notre Dame is consecrated by Cardinal Henri de Château-Marçay and Maurice de Sully
  • 1506 Christopher Columbus selects his son Diego Columbus as sole heir
  • 1515 George van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles
  • 1517 Philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht
  • 1518 Public unveiling of Titian's masterpiece "Assumption of the Virgin" a painted altarpiece in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice
  • 1536 Anne Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII, is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason
  • 1547 Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel
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Weddings in History

  • 1359 John of Gaunt (19), English prince, son of Edward III, marries Blanche of Lancaster (17) at Reading Abbey
  • 1853 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar
  • 1880 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

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