On This Day in History for September 7

Events in History

  • 1251 BC A solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes, Greece.
  • 70 Roman army under General Titus occupies and plunders Jerusalem
  • 1159 Ottaviano de Montecello elected as anti-Pope
  • 1191 Third Crusade: Richard I of England defeats Saladin in the Battle of Arsuf
  • 1497 Flemish pretender Perkin Warbeck acclaimed as English King Richard IV on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall
  • 1525 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague
  • 1543 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V
  • 1566 Sultan Selim II succeeds to the Ottoman throne
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Weddings in History

  • 1963 US politician Nancy D'Alesandro (23) marries businessman Paul Francis Pelosi (23) in Baltimore, Maryland

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