On This Day in History for October 9

Events in History

  • 768 Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks
  • 869 Charles the Bald crowned king of Lotharingen
  • 1000 Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada) reputedly becoming first European to reach North America
  • 1192 Richard I of England, the Lion Heart, leaves Jerusalem in disguise
  • 1200 12-year-old French noblewoman Isabella of Angoulême is crowned Queen consort of England to King John in Westminster Abbey
  • 1238 James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia
  • 1290 Last of 16,000 Jews expelled by King Edward I leave England
  • 1410 Earliest mention of Prague's astronomical clock, the world's oldest still in operation, built by Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel
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Weddings in History

  • 1514 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)
  • 1901 Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island
  • 1944 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (67) weds 1930 Miss France Yvonne Blanche Labrousse (38) in Geneva, Switzerland

Divorces in History

  • 1973 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years
  • 1980 Princess Caroline of Monaco divorces Philippe Junot

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