Today in Marseille History

France Topics: Bordeaux - French Polynesia - Lyon - Nantes - New Caledonia - Paris - Strasbourg - Toulon - Toulouse

Historical Events

Events 1 - 9 of 9

1524-08-19 - Emperor Charles V's troops besiege Marseille, Italy
1720-05-25 - The Ship "Le Grand St Antoine" reaches Marseille, bringing Europe's last major plague outbreak. Kills around 100,000
1891-04-01 - Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
1934-10-09 - Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.
1944-08-23 - Allied troops capture Marseilles France
1944-08-23 - World War II: Marseille liberated.
1944-08-28 - Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
1993-05-26 - Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
1994-12-26 - French commando's terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 11 of 11

1808-02-20 - Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
1896-09-04 - Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
1902-08-09 - Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
1903-05-08 - Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
1919-06-19 - Louis Jourdan, Marseilles France, actor (Gigi, Can-Can, Madame Bovary)
1919-12-13 - Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
1922-01-07 - Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
1924-09-12 - Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor (Divine)
1939-07-31 - France Nuyen, Marseilles France, actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head)
1957-10-10 - Craig Marseilles, Toronto, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast)
1977-02-23 - Dally Randriantefy, Antananarivo Madag, tennis star (1993 Marseille)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

1867-08-23 - Auguste-Marseille Barthélemy, French poet (b. 1796)


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