On This Day in History

for Tuesday 31st March, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 193

1146 - Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.
1492 - Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand of Aragon issue Alhambra Decree expelling Jews from Kingdoms of Castile and Aragon
1657 - English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines
1920 - British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law
1959 - Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India
1965 - US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 227

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 8

307 - Roman Emperor Constantine marries Fausta, daughter of the Emperor Maximian, later murdering her in 326
1834 - Religious leader Brigham Young (32) weds herbalist Mary Ann Angell (27)
1993 - Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)
1996 - Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas
2006 - Long jumper gold medalist Bronwyn Thompson (28) weds Jason Chipperfield at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane, Australia

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2010 - "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (32) divorces actress Heather Ann McComb (33) after almost 7 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 106

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 3 of 258


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