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This Day in History for Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 142

259 - St Dionysius elected as Pope, succeeding Sixtus II
1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1298 - English defeat Scots at Battle of Falkirk
1306 - King Phillip the Fair, orders expulsion of Jews out of France
1456 - Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats sultan Murad II
1484 - Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.
1489 - "Tractate Niddah" a talmudic edition, 1st printed
1489 - Treaty of Frankfurt signed between Maximilian of Austria and King Charles VIII of France
1515 - Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire
1535 - Christians captured in Tunis in uprising against Adm Barbarossa
1582 - Willem van Orange moves from Antwerp to Delft
1587 - 2nd English colony forms on Roanoke Island off NC
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [OS=June 12]
1632 - Foundation laid in Madrid for Buen Retiro-palace for king Philip IV
1648 - 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre

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Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Poet Emma LazarusPoet Emma Lazarus (1849)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 222

1210 - Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1238)
1478 - Philip I, (the Handsome), 1st Habsburg King of Spain (1504-06)
1510 - Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
1535 - Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
1559 - Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (d. 1619)
1597 - Virgilio Mazzocchi, composer
1621 - Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury/minister (1660-73)
1642 - Johann Quirsfeld, composer
1647 - Margaretha M Alacoque, French mystic/saint
1649 - Clement XI, [Giovanni F Albani], Italy, Pope (1700-21)
1651 - Ferdinand Tobias Richter, composer
1711 - Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
1713 - Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (d. 1780)
1721 - Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer
1722 - Jean-Noel/Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 11 of 11

1515 - Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria
1515 - Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia & succession to Hungarian throne
1929 - American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)
1972 - Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi
1982 - Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC
1995 - "True Lies" actor Tom Arnold (36) weds Julie Champnella (25) in Dearborn, Michigan
1995 - Actor Ewan McGregor (24) weds production designer Eve Mavrakis (29)
1999 - Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York
2006 - Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias
2006 - British TV presenter Ant McPartlin (30) weds former member of "Deuce" Lisa Armstrong (29) at St. Nicholas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England
2007 - Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali (30) weds former NFL player Curtis Conway (36) in Marina del Rey, California

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Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1940 - Jacqueline Kennedy's parents divorce
2010 - "The Princess Bride" actress Robin Wright (44) divorces actor-director Sean Penn (49) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

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Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier BichatAnatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat (1802)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 120

1035 - Robert II/I, Duke of Normandy, dies
1362 - Louis of Durazzo, Italian soldier (b. 1324)
1387 - French Ackerman, Ghent rebel/leader of Reisers, murdered at about 57
1461 - Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58
1477 - Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies in battle at 39
1497 - Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
1499 - Neithart Fox, [Jonker Fox], German passage leader, slain in battle
1525 - Richard Wingfield, English diplomat
1619 - Lawrence of Brindisi, Italian monk (b. 1559)
1633 - Trijntje Keever, presumed to have been the tallest woman ever (b.1616)
1635 - Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer, dies at 45
1645 - Gaspar de Guzman, premier of Spain (1621-43), dies at 58
1676 - Clement X, [Emilio Altieri], Italian Pope (1670-76), dies at 86
1726 - Hugh Drysdale, British Colonial Governor of Virginia
1734 - Peter King, 1st Baron King, Lord Chancellor of England

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