On This Day in History

for Friday 22nd May, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 196

334 BC - The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus
1570 - 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps
1826 - HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage.
1843 - 1st wagon train, 1000+ depart Independence Missouri for Oregon
1868 - Great Train Robbery-7 men (Reno Brother) make off with $98,000 in cash
1939 - Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 199

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 9

1860 - Major General George McClellan (33) weds Mary Ellen at Calvary Church in NYC, New York
1945 - Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren (18) weds partner Ed Warren (18)
1956 - Actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy
1980 - Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue marry
2004 - Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2001 - Actress and former fitness guru Jane Fonda (63) divorces CNN founder Ted Turner (62) due to irretrievably broken marriage 10 years after getting married

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 83

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 257


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