On This Day in History for October 14

Events in History

  • 1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence
  • 1468 Treaty of Peronne: Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy and French King Louis XI (held under duress) confirm the Treaty of Arras of 1435, Treaty of Conflans of 1465 and limited territorial gains for the Duke of Burgundy
  • 1492 Christopher Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion (Bahamas)
  • 1586 Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth
  • 1700 Rabbi Judah Hasid & Chayim Molocho arrive in Jerusalem
  • 1745 French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
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Weddings in History

  • 1806 German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar
  • 1961 American "The Jungle" author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis (79-ish)
  • 1961 American"The Vampire Chronicles" author Anne O'Brien (20) weds American poet and painter Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

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