On This Day in History for September 30

Events in History

  • 489 Germanic King of Italy Odoacer attacks Ostrogothic leader Theodoric the Great at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again
  • 1124 Orval abbey church consecrated in southeast Belgium
  • 1199 Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew
  • 1399 King Richard II of England's (supposed) abdication read out in the House of Commons by the Archbishop of Canterbury. In reality deposed by his cousin and successor Henry IV
  • 1520 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)
  • 1544 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
  • 1555 Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
  • 1619 Remonstrant Society forms in Antwerp
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Weddings in History

  • 1939 Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield
  • 1950 First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore
  • 1977 "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

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