On This Day

On This Day in History for May 23

Events in History

  • 1040 Battle of Dandanaqan: Tughril's Seljuk army defeats Ghaznavid force, near Merv (present-day Turkmenistan), brings about the fall of the Ghaznavid Empire
  • 1059 Henri I crowns his son King Philip I (called the Amorous) of France

Weddings in History

  • 1200 Louis of France (Later Louis VIII) (13) marries Blanche of Castile (12), daughter of Alfonso VIII King of Castile at Port-Mort
  • 1942 Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein
  • 1953 John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

Divorces in History

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