Wernher von Braun, Edward III’s daughter and the University Tests Act: 3 things that happened On This Day 16 June

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

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16 June

1871: The University Tests Act abolished the requirement for fellows and students of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, who were not studying divinity, to be practising members of the Anglican church.

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1332: Isabella, the eldest daughter of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, was born in Woodstock. In 1365, at the comparatively late age of 33, she married Enguerrand de Coucy, a young French nobleman who was a hostage in England.

1977: Wernher von Braun, developer of the German V2 and American Saturn V rockets, died in Virginia.

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Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules