On This Day in History for September 26

Events in History

  • 46 BC Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix in accordance with a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus
  • 715 Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne
  • 1212 Golden Bull of Sicily certified hereditary royal title in Bohemia for Přemyslid dynasty
  • 1371 Battle of Maritsa: Serbia-Turkey
  • 1396 Ottoman Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders after the Battle of Nicopolis
  • 1404 Brussels Brabants/Limburgse audit-office established
  • 1509 Storm surge causes the second Cosmas and Damian flood in East Friesland and the Netherlands destroying dykes and devastating coastal towns
  • 1580 Francis Drake completes circumnavigation of the world, sailing into Plymouth aboard the 'Golden Hind'
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Weddings in History

  • 1861 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA
  • 1919 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany
  • 1931 Claus von Stauffenberg marries Freiin Nina von Lerchenfeld

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