On This Day

On This Day in History for September 24

Events in History

  • 312 Start of Imperial Indication
  • 366 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 673 Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church
  • 787 Second Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor in present-day İznik, Turkey
  • 1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
  • 1493 Christopher Columbus embarks on his second expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships
  • 1529 Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his Ottoman troops arrive in Vienna, beginning of the siege
  • 1537 Uprising in Lubeck fails
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Weddings in History

  • 1487 Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak marries Mata Sulakkhani in Batala
  • 1977 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh (26) weds Roxy McNeely, a radio advertising salesperson, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; divorced 1980

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