On This Day in History for September 21

Events in History

  • 46 BC Julius Caesar celebrates first of four triumphal processions in Rome - over Gaul, Egypt, Pontus and Africa with leader of the Gauls Vercingetorix led in chains
  • 1192 English King Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria
  • 1217 The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights
  • 1348 Jews in Zurich, Switzerland, are accused of poisoning wells
  • 1435 Treaty of Arras (1435) signed between Charles VII of France and Philip the Good of Burgundy
  • 1451 Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa orders Jews of Holland to wear a badge
  • 1513 James V crowned King of Scotland in the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle, aged 17 months
  • 1538 Shrine of Saint Swithun in Winchester smashed up in the middle of the night as part of the English Reformation
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Weddings in History

  • 1371 English Prince John of Gaunt marries Constance of Castile (17), heir of Peter of Castile and Leon
  • 1945 Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw
  • 1996 Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia

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