On This Day

On This Day in History for May 28

Events in History

  • 585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.
  • 640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
  • 1037 Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis"
  • 1156 Battle at Brindisi: Norman-Sicillian King William beats Byzantine fleet under John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios
  • 1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau, Silesia
  • 1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising
  • 1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution
  • 1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
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Weddings in History

  • 1894 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern
  • 1988 American journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds American insurance executive Lois Harriett Weber(44) at the United Church of Christ in Humboldt, Iowa
  • 1988 Vermont's US Senator Bernie Sanders (46) weds American social worker Jane O'Meara Driscoll (38) in Burlington, Vermont

Divorces in History


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