This Day in History Nov 7th

1225 Death of Engelbert II of Berg, Archbishop of Cologne 1451 Death of Count Amadeus VIII of Savoy (b. 1383) 1492 The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace (France). 1573 Solomon Luria (Maharshal) talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo),...

This Day In History Nov 3rd

1082 Birth of Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135) 1083 Death of Matilda of Flanders, was Queen consort of the Kingdom of England (b. 1031) 1285 Death of King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239) 1327 Death of King James II of Aragon (b. 1267) 1470 Birth of King Edward V of England (1483); deposed, murdered? by Richard III. 1483 Death of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of...

This Day In History Oct 29th

1017 Birth of Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1056) 1038 Death of Aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury 1061 Emperor disposes of Bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II 1138 Death of Boles?aw III Krzywousty, Duke of Poland (b. 1086) 1268 Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed...

This Day In History October 22nd

1125 Death of Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer 1221 Death of Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201) 1266 Death of Birger jarl, Swedish statesman and founder of Stockholm (b. 1210) 1328 Birth of Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398) 1422 Death of King Charles VI of France (b. 1368) 1449 Birth of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV of England and...

This Day In History October 14

1008 Birth of Emperor Go-Ichij? of Japan (d. 1036) 1095 Death of Margrave Leopold II of Austria (b. 1050) 1176 Death of William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician 1216 King John lost his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge 1285 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany, they are set on fire. 1320...

This Day In History Oct 1st

1207 Birth of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273) 1227 Birth of Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292) 1246 Death of Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191) 1399 Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1440 Death of Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician 1452 Johann Guttenberg prints his first book, the Bible, at his...