On This Day in History for November 15

Events in History

  • 655 Battle of the Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Bernicia.
  • 1315 Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria
  • 1348 Rudolph of Oron claims Jews have confessed to poisoning wells
  • 1492 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco
  • 1492 In La Guardia, Spain, 6 Jews & 5 Conversos are accused of ritual murder
  • 1515 Thomas Wolsey is invested as an English Cardinal
  • 1527 Treaty of Schoonhoven: Henry of the Palatinate, Bishop of Utrecht, cedes lands to the Habsburgs in return for security help against resistant citizens
  • 1532 Pope Clemens VII tells England's King Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn
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Weddings in History

  • 2005 Emperor Akihito's only daughter Princess Sayako (36) gives up her imperial title to wed Yoshiki Kuroda (40) at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan

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