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This Day in History for Friday 29th August 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 162

708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
1178 - Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III
1261 - Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV
1350 - Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
1475 - Treaty of Picquigny] king Louis XI buys English contacts
1484 - Giovanni Battista Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII
1521 - The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
1526 - Hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Mohács
1533 - Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa
1540 - Emperor Karel deprives city Gent of its definitive rights and privileges
1541 - The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
1612 - Battle at Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
1640 - English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
1655 - Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
1664 - Adriaen Pieck/Gerrit de Ferry patent wooden firespout in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Philosopher John LockePhilosopher John Locke (1632)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 215

1387 - Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)
1434 - Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator
1476 - Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)
1561 - Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)
1609 - Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)
1619 - Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron
1628 - John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
1632 - John Locke, Wrington England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance
1686 - Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
1694 - Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1715)
1725 - Charles Townshend, English politician (d. 1767)
1728 - Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
1756 - Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman (d. 1845)
1756 - Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician (d. 1830)
1773 - Raphael G Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

1885 - Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)
1955 - "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)
1964 - 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming
1968 - Norwegian Crown Prince Harald (later Harald V) marries Sonja Haraldsen at Oslo Cathedral
1993 - Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)
1993 - Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City
1998 - "Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa

Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham YoungFounder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young (1877)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 114

29 - John the Baptist, beheaded
886 - Basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies
1093 - Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
1123 - King Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)
1395 - Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)
1442 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
1523 - Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35
1526 - Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20
1533 - Atahualpa, last Inca King of Peru, murdered by Spanish conquerors
1542 - Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
1653 - Gillesz de Hondecoeter, painter/Hostage rights, buried at about 49
1657 - John Lilburne, English dissenter
1712 - Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
1738 - Georg Reuter, composer, dies at 81
1758 - Gerard Van Wage, historian, dies at 75

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