On This Day in History for November 19

Events in History

  • 461 St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1274 Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated; a typhoon destroys most of their fleet as they withdraw
  • 1367 League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV
  • 1493 Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage
  • 1521 Battle at Milan: Emperor Charles V's pontifical, Spanish and German troops beat French forces and occupy Milan
  • 1523 Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
  • 1530 The Recess document resulting from the Diet of Augsburg signed by Charles V and catholic princes
  • 1544 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente
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Weddings in History

  • 1834 US Congressman and future US President Franklin Pierce (29) weds Jane Appleton (28) at her grandparents' home in Amherst, New Hampshire
  • 1923 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (56) weds artist Maude Noel
  • 1999 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

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