On This Day

On This Day in History for September 19

Events in History

  • 335 Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I.
  • 634 Muslim forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid capture Damascus, 1st major city of Eastern Roman Empire taken by the Rashidun Caliphate
  • 1356 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at the Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King John II during the Hundred Years' War
  • 1523 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • 1559 Five Spanish ships sink in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
  • 1580 Treaty of Plessis-lez-Tours (Anjou/Dutch States-General)
  • 1642 Perpignan surrenders to French troops
  • 1656 Treaty of Labiau: Sweden gives Prussia, Brandenburg
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