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Today in History – 19th October 1469

Isabella of Castile

Isabella of Castile secretly married her second cousin, Ferdinand of Aragon. The marriage was made secretly because Isabella’s brother did not agree to it.

 

This Week in History

20th October 1968Jackie Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis on Onassis’ private Greek island, Skorpios
21st October 1805 – Battle of Trafalgar – This naval battle saw the British Navy commanded by Lord Horatio Nelson defeat the French fleet off Cape Trafalgar.
22nd October 1968 – Gun Control Act – This act was signed into law by Lyndon Johnson. It had been introduced following the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy earlier in the year. The act imposed regulations on the owning and sale of firearms.
23rd October 1642 – Battle of Edgehill – The first major battle of the English Civil War ended in stalemate.
24th October 1537Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward.
25th October 1917Russian Revolution – Armed Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and took control of the government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Oct 22, 2020 @ 12:40 pm – Updated – Oct 19, 2021 @ 12:29 am