On This Day in History for November 6

Events in History

  • 355 Roman Emperor Constantius II proclaims his cousin Julian as Caesar
  • 1153 Treaty of Wallingford (Oxfordshire) signed between King Stephen and the Empress Maude (aka Matilda)
  • 1282 Battle of Menai Straits (Moel-y-don): forces of Edward I defeated as they try to cross a pontoon bridge during their reconquor of Wales
  • 1528 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas
  • 1534 Zealand hit by heavy storm
  • 1572 Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
  • 1657 Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg
  • 1789 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States
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Weddings in History

  • 1935 English Prince Henry weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott

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