On This Day in History for May 25

Events in History

  • 1085 Alfonso VI of León and Castile captures the Muslim taifa of Toledo
  • 1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 1420 Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ
  • 1521 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers
  • 1522 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain
  • 1571 Pope Pius V forms The Holy League to fight the Ottomans with other Catholic maritime states including Spain, Venice, Naples and Sicily
  • 1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
  • 1659 Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England, earning the nickname "Tumbledown Dick" as a result of his abrupt fall from power
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Weddings in History

  • 1661 English King Charles II marries Portuguese princess Catherina of Braganca
  • 1898 Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
  • 1961 King Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner).

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