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This Day in History for Monday 28th July 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 168

388 - Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis
754 - Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
1148 - Crusaders attack Damascus
1434 - Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
1579 - Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
1586 - Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England
1609 - Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
1635 - Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans
1696 - De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
1708 - Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
1717 - Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
1741 - Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
1742 - Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
1794 - Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" executed to thunderous cheers
1808 - Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey

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Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Children's Author Beatrix PotterChildren's Author Beatrix Potter (1866)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 197

1165 - Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
1347 - Margherita of Durazzo, queen of Naples (d. 1412)
1456 - Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)
1514 - Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
1609 - Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
1659 - Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
1719 - Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
1745 - Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
1746 - Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Decl of Ind
1750 - Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
1778 - Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869
1796 - Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
1804 - Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
1808 - Charles Lucas, composer
1809 - Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

1540 - English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife
1683 - Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
1727 - Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont
1847 - Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland
1906 - Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis
1950 - Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico
1957 - "Wuthering Heights" actress Merle Oberon (46) weds Italian industrialist Bruno Pagliai
1973 - "Charlie's Angels" actress Farah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
1973 - Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
1983 - Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)
1993 - Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips
1997 - Two-time Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton (38) weds documentary director Timothy Delarm (35) in Las Vegas
1999 - "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France
2007 - Comedian and actor Steve Martin (61) weds Anne Stringfield (35) at his Los Angeles home
2012 - "Franklin & Bash" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (38) weds advertising executive Catriona McGinn at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California

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Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1964 - Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

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Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas CromwellLawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell (1540)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 120

450 - Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies
1057 - Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
1101 - Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
1128 - William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
1230 - Duke Leopold VI of Austria (b. 1176)
1285 - Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
1330 - Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
1527 - Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
1540 - Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed
1631 - Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
1641 - John Amner, composer, dies at 61
1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
1655 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
1667 - Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
1675 - Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)

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