On This Day in History for September 4

Events in History

  • 422 St Boniface I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 476 Romulus Augustulus, last Western Roman Emperor, abdicates after forces led by Odoacer invade Rome. Traditional End of the Western Roman Empire.
  • 626 Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, when his father abdicates in his favour
  • 925 Aethelstan crowned King of the Anglo Saxons by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Kingston upon Thames
  • 1260 Battle at Montaperti, Tuscany, between rival factions the Guelphs and Ghibellines
  • 1282 King of Aragon Pedro III annexes Sicily
  • 1414 Peace of Atrecht: John the Fearless & Armagnacs
  • 1479 King Alfonso I of Portugal recognizes Isabella as queen of Castile
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Weddings in History

  • 1834 American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (28) weds Helen Eliza Benson (22), in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1930 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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