On This Day in History for October 15

Events in History

  • 533 Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals
  • 1520 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
  • 1522 Emperor Karel I names Hernán Cortés governor of Mexico
  • 1552 Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny
  • 1581 Commissioned by Catherine de' Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine" is staged in Paris
  • 1582 Gregorian calendar introduced in Spain, Portugal and pontifical states, after skipping 10 days after Oct 4 to sync the calendar
  • 1598 Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine
  • 1641 Paul de Chomedy de Maisonneuve claims Montreal
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Weddings in History

Divorces in History

  • 1993 Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa

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