On This Day in History for October 19

Events in History

  • 202 BC Battle of Zama: Hannibal Barca and the Carthaginian army are defeated by Roman legions under Scipio Africanus, ending 2nd Punic War
  • 439 The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa
  • 615 Pope Deusdedit [Adeodatus I] elected to succeed Boniface IV as Catholic Pope
  • 1031 Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord
  • 1216 King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry III
  • 1298 Rindfleisch-140 Jews of Heilbron Germany are murdered
  • 1330 17-year-old English King Edward III captures his mother's lover and the country's de facto ruler Roger Mortimer at Nottingham Castle (later has him hanged)
  • 1453 French retake Bordeaux following the Battle of Castillon
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Weddings in History

  • 1926 Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales
  • 2012 Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Guillaume (30) weds Countess of Belgium Stephanie de Lannoy (28) in a civil ceremony at the Hotel De Ville in Luxembourg
  • 2013 Actress Danielle Fishel (32) weds Tim Belusko in Los Angeles

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