On This Day in History for September 12

Events in History

  • 490 BC Traditional date of the Battle of Marathon, where a small Athenian force defeats the Persian Empire
  • 1015 Henry I becomes Count of Leuven
  • 1213 Battle at Muret: Crusade of Simon de Montfort beat Pedro II of Aragon
  • 1217 French prince Louis & English King Henry III sign peace treaty
  • 1229 Aragonese army led by James I of Aragon disembarks at Santa Ponça, Majorca, to conquer the island
  • 1396 Crusaders under earl of Nevers reaches Nicopolis
  • 1543 Treaty of Venlo signed by Duke Willem of Gulik and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V during Italian Wars
  • 1624 1st submarine publicly tested in London on the Thames for King James I
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Weddings in History

  • 1812 Revolutionary leader Jose de San Martin (33) weds María de los Remedios de Escalada at Buenos Aires Cathedral in Argentina
  • 1846 Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London
  • 1892 61st UK Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (25) weds British writer and maternity health activist Lucy Ridsdale (23) in Rottingdean, England

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