On This Day in History for October 10

Events in History

  • 354 Roman Emperor Constantius gives grand circus and theater shows to mark 30th year of his reign as Caesar in Arles
  • 680 Al-Hussein (Al-Ḥusayn ibn) and his followers killed at Karbala by army of Yazid, the Umayyad caliph, on the way to Kufa
  • 732 Battle of Tours: Umayyad army led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi defeated by Frankish Aquitainian force led by Charles Martel during Umayyad invasion of Gaul
  • 1375 Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands
  • 1471 Battle of Brunkeberg: Swedish regent Sten Sture defeats forces led by Danish King Christian I
  • 1549 Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector & imprisoned
  • 1575 Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.
  • 1578 Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen
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Weddings in History

  • 1361 Edward the Black Prince of England is married to Joan Plantagenet 'the fair maid of Kent' at Windsor Castle
  • 1773 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1993 Ted Kennedy Jr (32) weds psychiatrist Katherine Gershman (34)

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