This Week In History

1617   The Treaty of Stolbovo ends the occupation of Northern Russia by Swedish troops. 1734   The Russians take Danzig (Gdansk) in Poland. 1788   Connecticut becomes the 5th state. 1796   Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais in Paris, France. 1812   Swedish Pomerania is seized by Napoleon. 1820   Congress passes the Land Act,...

This Day in History

1826-08-22 - Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah 1848-05-30 - Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million 1850-02-28 - The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1850-09-09 - Territories of New Mexico & Utah created 1856-06-09 - 500...

This Week In History 7/1/2014

1029 Birth of Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. 1094) 1262 Birth of Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312) 1298 Death of Graf Adolf von Nassau near Worms, Germany; King of the Germans until deposed by the Habsburg, Albert I. 1298 The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg. 1457 Kristian of Oldenburg, King of Norway...

This Week In History May 5th

1028 Alfonso V King of Le=n/Galicia (999-1028), dies in battle. 1028 Death of King Alfonso V of Castile, Le=n, and Galicia 1192 Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) 1194 Death of King Casimir II of Poland (b. 1138) 1194 Kazimierz II the Justified, grand duke of Poland (1177-94), dies. 1210 Birth of King Afonso III of Portugal (d. 1279) 1219 Death of King...

This Week In History April 14th

1034 Death of Romanus III, Byzantine emperor (b. 1028) 1034 Romanus III Argyrus Byzantine emperor (1028-34), assasinated by wife. 1240 Death of Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd 1240 Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies. 1241 Batu Khan defeats BTla IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi. 1241 King BTla of Hungary, with 100,000 men,...

This Week In History April 7th

1229 Hugo van Pierrepont bishop of Liege, dies. 1284 Alfonso X “El Sabio” King of Castili?/Le=n (1252-84), dies at age 62. 1284 Death of King Alfonso X of Castile (b. 1221) 1292 Death of Pope Nicholas IV (b. 1227) 1292 Nicholas IV [Girolamo Masci] Pope (1288-92), dies. 1305 Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France 1393 Floris van...