On This Day in History for October 30
Events in History
- 637 Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge
- 701 John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope
- 942 Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)
- 1077 Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV gives the district of Stavoren to the bishop of Utrecht (Conrad, his former tutor)
- 1137 Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.
- 1270 The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.
- 1340 Battle of Rio Salado (or Tarifa): King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile defeat Sultan Abu al-Hasan 'Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada, last Marīnids invasion of Iberian Peninsula
- 1389 French King Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII
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Weddings in History
- 1454 Duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold weds second wife Isabella of Bourbon
- 1613 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries his second wife Susanna Reuttinger
- 1834 Anne Lister marries Anne Walker by taking Holy Communion together at Holy Trinity Church, York, England (not officially recognised)
More Weddings in History
October in History
'Splendid Achievement' becomes the 'Road To Hell'London's orbital road, the M25 was hailed as a splendid achievement by PM Margaret Thatcher when she opened it on this day. But it soon developed another nickname...
October 29, 1986
A Salute to the Military Genius, Napoleon BonaparteA 15-year-old boy entered a soldiers’ training school in Paris on this day. He was to become the military genius and great commander known as Napoléon Bonaparte.
October 30, 1784
Opening of the Bosphorus BridgeThe Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul that connects the continents of Europe and Asia
October 30, 1973
Martin Luther Challenges the Money-Making PopeDefiant monk Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a church door on this day, defying the Pope and changing the course of religious and cultural history.
October 31, 1517