June 11

This Day in History

1509

Henry VIII marries first wife

On this day King Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragón, the first of six wives he has in his lifetime. When Catherine failed to produce a male heir, Henry divorced her against the will … (more...)

1184 BCE

Troy Is Sacked and Burned

According to Greek mythology and literature—especially Homer's epics the Iliad and the Odyssey—the Trojan War was one of the most important events of the ancient world. In the legends, it all started … (more...)