On This Day in History

Today in History for Wednesday 17th December 2014

Our today in history archives contain 200,000 events, birthdays, weddings, divorces and deaths.

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 192

1398 - Timur (Tamerlane) captures and sacks Delhi, defeating Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud's armies which include elephants
1526 - Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero - forms Inquisition
1538 - Pope Paul III excommunicates England's King Henry VIII
1788 - Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov
1986 - Mrs Davina Thompson makes medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 233

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 16

1600 - Marriage of Henry IV of France and Marie de' Medici.
1915 - Journalist Benito Mussolini marries Rachele Guidi in Treviglio Lombardy
1918 - Philippine Senator (and later 2nd President) Manuel L. Quezon (40) weds first cousin Aurora Aragon (30) in Hong Kong
1955 - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (47) weds Cecilia Suyat
1969 - 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2007 - Actor Dermot Mulroney (44) divorces actress Catherine Keener (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 104

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 228


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