On This Day in History for October 8

Events in History

  • 314 Battle at Cibalae: Roman emperor in the west Constantine beats emperor in the east Licinius
  • 451 Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens - acts of second Council of Ephesus annulled and doctrine of Pope Leo's Tome adopted
  • 876 Battle at Andernach: East Frankish king Louis the Younger heavily defeats the West Frankish king Charles the Bald
  • 1075 Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia
  • 1085 San Marcos ministry in Venice initiated
  • 1480 Great Stand on the Ugra river: Standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde and Ivan III, Grand Prince of all Rus. Ends with a Tatar-Mongol retreat, leading to the disintegration of the Horde.
  • 1600 San Marino adopts constitution
  • 1604 Supernova "Kepler's nova" first sighted by Lodovico delle Colombe in Italy
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Weddings in History

  • 1824 Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York
  • 1842 Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach
  • 1846 Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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