On This Day in History for October 29

Events in History

  • 539 BC King Cyrus "the Great" of Persia marches into Babylon, freeing Jewish captives and allowing them to return home
  • 1268 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the German Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed with Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily
  • 1390 First trial for witchcraft in Paris
  • 1508 Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
  • 1552 Tsar Ivan IV returns to Moscow after conquering the Khanate of Kazan in the Siege of Kazan
  • 1591 Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX
  • 1618 English adventurer, writer and courtier Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against King James I of England
  • 1665 Battle of Mbwila [Ambuila]: Portuguese defeat forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King Antonio I of Kongo / Nvita a Nkanga
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Weddings in History

  • 437 Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople. This unifies the two branches of the House of Theodosius
  • 2004 "Jackass" member Chris Pontius (30) weds Claire Nolan in Malibu

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