On This Day in History for October 20

Events in History

  • 1097 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch during the First Crusade
  • 1528 Treaty of Gorinchem signed between Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Duke Charles of Guelders
  • 1536 King Christian III of Denmark & Norway leads reform in Catholic possessions
  • 1576 Spanish troops occupy & plunder Maastricht
  • 1587 Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League
  • 1600 Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan's rulers (shoguns)
  • 1603 Chinese uprising in the Philippines fails after 23,000 killed
  • 1634 British King Charles I disbands new "Ship Money" tax
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Weddings in History

  • 1943 British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London
  • 1949 American constitutional lawyer Phyllis Stewart (25) weds attorney John Fred Schlafly, Jr.
  • 1968 Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios

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