On This Day in History for May 2

Events in History

  • 1194 King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter
  • 1230 William de Braose, 10th Baron Abergavenny is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great
  • 1335 Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia
  • 1345 "Quaden Maendach" in Ghent: battles between fullers & weavers
  • 1497 John Cabot's expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across the Atlantic
  • 1526 German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldic League
  • 1536 Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of London
  • 1595 King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Netherlands
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Weddings in History

  • 1652 Daughter of the Prince of Orange, Albertine Agnes marries William Frederick Prince of Nassau-Dietz
  • 1816 Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta
  • 1906 US Secretary of State James F. Byrnes marries Maude Busch

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