On This Day in History for September 23

Events in History

  • 951 Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy
  • 1122 Concordat of Worms agreed between Pope Calixtus II and Holy Roman Emperor Henry V
  • 1387 One of the most extravagant medieval English feasts ever recorded held for Richard II and John of Gaunt in London. Included 14 salted oxen, 120 sheep, 1200 pigeons and 11,000 eggs [1]
  • 1408 Battle of Othée; victory of John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy over Liège.
  • 1459 Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, 1st major battle of the English Wars of the Roses
  • 1513 King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
  • 1561 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
  • 1642 Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1st commencement
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Weddings in History

  • 1666 Princess Maria of Orange-Nassau marries Mauritius earl of Simmeren
  • 1862 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician
  • 1933 American gangster Sam Giancana (25) weds Angeline DeTolve

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