On This Day

On This Day in History for May 22

Events in History

  • 1176 Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo
  • 1200 Treaty of Le Goulet signed between France and England
  • 1370 Jews are expelled and massacred in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1377 Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe
  • 1455 Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI
  • 1526 Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac
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Weddings in History

  • 1860 US Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen Marcy at Calvary Church in NYC, New York
  • 1945 American paranormal investigator Lorraine Moran (18) weds partner Ed Warren (18)
  • 2004 Felipe (later Felipe VI), Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain

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