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This Day in History for Friday 18th April 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 192

310 - St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
387 - Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus
1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.
1506 - The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid.
1518 - Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.
1521 - Diet of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Maarten Luther
1552 - Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
1663 - Osman declares war on Austria
1666 - Peace of Kleef: Netherlands & bishop Von Galen of Munster
1676 - Sudbury, Mass attacked by Indians
1738 - Real Academia de la Historia ("Royal Academy of History") founded in Madrid.
1775 - Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"
1783 - Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.
1797 - France & Austria signs cease fire
1809 - 1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England

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Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Actor James WoodsActor James Woods (1947)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 258

1480 - Lucretia Borgia, murderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)
1521 - Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
1580 - Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)
1590 - Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17); constructed the Blue Mosque
1605 - Giacomo Carissimi, composer
1729 - Gaetano B Vestris, Italian/French ballet dancer
1732 - George Colman, "the Elder
1740 - Francis Baring, banker/merchant
1744 - Pieter 't Hoen, Dutch journalist/patriot
1759 - Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer
1764 - Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer
1771 - Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (d. 1820)
1777 - Ignac Ruzitska, composer
1786 - Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer
1797 - Louis-Adolphe Thiers, president of France

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

1599 - Valencia arch duke Albrecht of Austrian marries Isabella of Spain
1951 - Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson
1956 - Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
1973 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby
1992 - Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden
1993 - Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil
2001 - NBA star player Kobe Bryant (22) weds Vanessa Laine at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Dana Point, California

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Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1994 - Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

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Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (1955)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 113

680 - Mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies
1161 - Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury
1504 - Filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52
1530 - Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43
1552 - John Leland, antiquary, dies
1556 - Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61
1558 - Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent
1567 - Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63
1587 - John Foxe, author (Book of Martyrs), dies
1610 - Robert Parsons, English jesuit leader/plotter, dies at 63
1612 - Emanuel Van Meteren, merchant/historian, dies
1636 - Julius Caesar, English judge
1650 - Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian (b. 1602)
1674 - John Graunt, English statistician (b. 1620)
1679 - Hofmannswaldau, writer, dies

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