On This Day in History for September 9

Events in History

  • 701 St Sergius I reign as Catholic Pope ends
  • 1000 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age. He leaps to his death overboard.
  • 1379 Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III.
  • 1493 Battle of Krbava field, a decisive defeat of Croats in Croatian struggle against the Ottoman Empire invasion.
  • 1513 Battle of Flodden: English forces defeat the Scots near Branxton in Northumberland and kill King James IV of Scotland, the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle
  • 1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling
  • 1553 The Roman Inquisition burns all copies of the Talmud and other Jewish texts in Rome's Campo de Fiori
  • 1556 Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand I of Austria Holy Roman Emperor
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Weddings in History

  • 1770 Founding Father of America Robert R. Livingston (23) weds John Steven's daughter Mary Stevens
  • 2004 Crown Prince of Brunei Al-Muhtadee Billah (30) weds commoner Pengiran Anak Sarah (17) at Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

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