On This Day in History for September 8

Events in History

  • 1024 Duke Conrad II chosen as German king and crowned at Mainz Cathedral
  • 1141 -9] Battle of Samarkand: Yelutashi defeats Islams
  • 1156 Henry II, Duke of Austria leaves Bavaria
  • 1264 The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.
  • 1276 John XXI [Peter Juliani] elected Pope, only Portuguese Pope
  • 1303 Anagni: French King Philip IV captures Pope Boniface VIII
  • 1331 Stefan Dušan declares himself king of Serbia
  • 1380 Battle on Kulikovo: Moscow's great monarch Dimitri defeats the Mongols beginning the decline of the Tatars
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Weddings in History

  • 1761 Marriage of George III of the United Kingdom to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Charlotte)
  • 1864 Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)
  • 1897 Confederate General James Longstreet (76) weds Helen Dortch (34) at the governor's mansion in Atlanta, Georgia

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