On This Day in History for September 16

Events in History

  • 1400 Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers
  • 1575 King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to the Huguenots
  • 1597 French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
  • 1620 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World [O.S. 6 Sept]
  • 1630 Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston
  • 1652 Spanish troops occupy Dunkirk
  • 1654 Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
  • 1666 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi becomes Islamiet
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Weddings in History

  • 1862 Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis
  • 1990 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY
  • 1995 Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

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