On This Day in History for September 5

Events in History

  • 1198 Philips of Zwabia, Prince of Hohenstaufen, crowned King of Germany and King of the Romans
  • 1519 Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs

Weddings in History

  • 1725 French King Louis XV marries Polish princess Mary Lesczynski
  • 1959 American motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork; divorce in 1997
  • 1968 Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

Divorces in History

  • 1980 Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

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