On This Day in History for October 16

Events in History

  • 456 Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire
  • 1311 Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1384 Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, despite being a woman

Weddings in History

  • 1923 General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo
  • 1992 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Divorces in History

  • 1924 American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell divorces 1st husband Berrien "Red" Upshaw

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