On This Day

On This Day in History for May 29

Events in History

  • 363 Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city
  • 757 St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1138 Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) submits himself to Pope Innocentius II
  • 1167 Battle of Monte Porzio: Holy Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
  • 1176 Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1233 Chinese city of Kaifeng, capital of the Jurchen Jin dynasty, surrenders to the Mongols under General Subedei after a siege of more than a year
  • 1328 French King Philip VI of Valois crowned at the Cathedral in Reims, France
  • 1415 Pope John XXIII [Baldassare Cossa] formally deposed as Pope at the Conference of Constance, Germany, after he had fled the town in disguise
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Weddings in History

  • 1506 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont
  • 1849 Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France
  • 1884 Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

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