On This Day in History for September 11

Events in History

  • 9 The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends after four days with a Germanic alliance defeating Roman forces and putting an end to expansion of the empire east of the Rhine
  • 813 Louis the Pious crowned co-Emperor with Charlemagne of the Carolingian Empire
  • 910 Benedictine abbey of Cluny founded by William, Duke of Aquitaine, in Burgundy, France, one of the greatest monasteries of Western Europe
  • 1185 Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus I Comnenus and places Isaac on the throne of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1213 Chinese general Chih-Chung assassinates Emperor Wei Shao Wang (former Prince of Wei) in Peking and proclaims himself Regent
  • 1226 The Roman Catholic practice of public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass spreads from monasteries to parishes
  • 1229 Ögedei, son of Genghis Khan, is elected the Mongolian Khan, succeeding Genghis after his father's death (or 13 Sept)
  • 1297 Battle at Stirling Bridge, Scottish rebel William Wallace defeats the English
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Weddings in History

  • 1878 German philosopher Friedrich Engels (57) marries Lizzie Burns (51), hours before her death in London
  • 1930 Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)
  • 1941 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels

Divorces in History

  • 1977 TV's Rhoda gets divorced

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