Today in History: September 17th
- 456 – Remistus, Roman general (magister militum), is besieged by a Gothic force at Ravenna and later executed in the Palace in Classis, outside the city.
- 1111 – Highest Galician nobility led by Pedro Fróilaz de Traba and the bishop Diego Gelmírez crown Alfonso VII as “King of Galicia“.
- 1176 – The Battle of Myriokephalon is fought between the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Turks.
- 1382 – Louis the Great‘s daughter, Mary, is crowned “king” of Hungary.
- 1462 – The Battle of Świecino (also known as the Battle of Żarnowiec) is fought during Thirteen Years’ War.
- 1577 – The Treaty of Bergerac is signed between Henry III of France and the Huguenots.
- 1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.
- 1631 – Sweden wins a major victory at the Battle of Breitenfeld against the Holy Roman Empire
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