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This Day in History for Monday 21st April 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 178

753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).
43 BC - Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.
953 - Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights
1420 - Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike
1453 - Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople
1509 - Henry VIII becomes King of England
1521 - Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
1526 - Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats sultan Ibrahim Lodi
1572 - France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant
1600 - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun (OS)
1649 - Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship
1654 - England & Sweden sign trade agreement
1689 - William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed king & queen of England
1739 - Spain & Naples-Austria sign peace accord
1785 - Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges

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Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II (1926)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 209

1488 - Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot
1546 - Arcangelo Crivelli, composer
1555 - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
1619 - John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)
1651 - Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (d. 1711)
1652 - Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)
1671 - John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)
1672 - Johann Philipp Kafer, composer
1673 - Wilhelmina Amalia of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1742)
1713 - Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France
1730 - Antonin Kammel, composer
1749 - Johann Michael Malzat, composer
1774 - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)
1775 - Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)
1779 - William Knyvett, composer

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

1993 - Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
2006 - Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida
2007 - Bolivian model Carla Moron weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz
2007 - Pop singer sensation Anastacia (38) weds her bodyguard Wayne Newton at the Quinta Real Huatulco in Huatulco, Mexico
2012 - Actress Carey Mulligan (26) weds "Mumford & Sons" lead singer Marcus Mumford (25) in Somerset, England
2012 - Music legend Neil Diamond (71) weds music manager Katie McNeil (42) at the Beverly Hills Hotel

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Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Pilot The Red BaronPilot The Red Baron (1918)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 104

1073 - Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies
1109 - Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
1142 - Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079)
1329 - Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)
1509 - Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52
1551 - Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
1552 - Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50
1557 - Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)
1574 - Cosimo de Medici, Italian duke of Toscane, dies at about 54
1652 - Pietro Della Valle, composer, dies at 66
1696 - Andres de Sola, composer, dies at 61
1699 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (b. 1639)
1701 - Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (b. 1667)
1719 - Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)
1720 - Antoine Hamilton, French writer (b. 1646)

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