On This Day in History for November 4

Events in History

  • 922 Richarius becomes bishop of Luik
  • 1333 Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani
  • 1429 Joan of Arc and Charles d'Albret liberate the heavily fortified town of Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier after a siege
  • 1501 Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain
  • 1519 Flood ravages Dutch and Friese coast
  • 1520 Danish Norwegian king Christian II crowned King of Sweden
  • 1529 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested on charges of treason
  • 1576 Eighty Years' War: In Flanders, Spanish defeat Walloon and capture Antwerp
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Weddings in History

  • 1773 American seamstress Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy Ross) weds American upholster John Ross at Huggs Tavern in Gloucester City, New Jersey
  • 1842 American socialite Mary Todd (23) weds Illinois Congressman and lawyer Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1911 Charles I of Austria marries Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

Divorces in History

  • 1940 American "A Farewell to Arms" novelist Ernest Hemingway (41) divorces 2nd wife American journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (44) divorce after 13 years of marriage
  • 1993 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett

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