On This Day

On This Day in History for May 9

Events in History

  • 328 Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria
  • 1092 Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated in Lincoln, England
  • 1386 Treaty of Windsor between Portugal and England is ratified at Windsor cementing and strengthening ties between the two kingdoms (oldest diplomatic alliance still in force). The treaty guarantees the mutual security of both nations and strengthens commercial ties. [1]
  • 1450 'Abd al-Latif (Timurid monarch) is assassinated
  • 1460 Courtyard of the episcopal palace in Atrecht (akak Arras) has witch burnings
  • 1502 Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his 4th and final trip to the New World
  • 1519 Austrian adel and burgerij in uprising against central government
  • 1573 Polish Parliament selects Duke of Anjou as king
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Weddings in History

Divorces in History

  • 2008 "The View" former co-host Star Jones (46) divorces investment banker Al Reynolds (39) after three-and-a-half years of marriage

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