On This Day in History for September 29

Events in History

  • 522 BC Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire
  • 480 BC Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I
  • 61 BC Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
  • 219 Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome
  • 235 St Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 440 Pope Leo I the Great, installed
  • 855 Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1227 Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II
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Weddings in History

  • 1818 Inventor Samuel Morse (27) weds Lucretia Walker in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1844 New York Politician Boss Tweed (21) weds Mary Jane C. Skaden
  • 1949 George Lascelles marries Maria Stein

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