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This Day in History for Friday 25th April 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 191

1185 - Sea battle at Dan-no-ura: Minamoto Yoritomo beats Taira-family
1449 - Anti-pope Felix V resigns
1507 - Geographer Martin Waldseemuller 1st used name America
1541 - -26) Liege flooded after heavy down pour
1604 - Count Maurits' army lands at Cadzand
1607 - Battle at Gibraltar: Dutch fleet beats Spanish/Portuguese fleet
1614 - Amsterdam Bank of Loan forms
1626 - Battle at the Dessauer bridge: Monarch Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Earl of Mansfeld
1660 - English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II
1678 - French troops conquer Ypres
1684 - Patent granted for thimble
1707 - Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
1719 - Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"
1747 - Prince Willem V appointed viceroy of Zealand
1792 - Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier

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Famous Birthdays

Born Today

English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell (1599)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 249

32 - Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
1214 - Louis IX, King of France (1226-70)
1228 - Conrad IV, Andria Italy, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily (d. 1254)
1284 - Edward II, King of England (1307-27), Caernarfon Castle Gwynedd,
1287 - Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (d. 1330)
1502 - Georg Major, German Protestant theologian (d. 1574)
1567 - Aurelio Signoretti, composer
1599 - Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)
1608 - Jean BG duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII/general
1614 - Hieronymus van Beverningk, chief Dutch treasurer/maecenas
1614 - Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, composer
1621 - Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist (d. 1679)
1666 - Johann Heinrich Buttstett, composer
1677 - Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly)
1690 - Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, composer

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 3 of 3

1981 - Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
2003 - "Angel" actress Amy Acker (26) weds actor James Carpinello (27) at Hans Fahden Vineyard in Napa Valley, California
2009 - TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena

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Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1991 - Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)
2012 - Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence (47) files for divorce from Shamicka Gibbs due to irreconcilable differences after 1.5 years of marriage

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Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Surgeon William BeaumontSurgeon William Beaumont (1853)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 123

68 - Saint Mark, the first Pope of Alexandria and the founder of Christianity in Africa
974 - Ratherius of Verona/Liege, bishop/abbot, dies at about 84
1265 - Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester, English crusader
1295 - Sancho IV, the Brave, scholar/king of Castile/Leon, dies
1342 - Benedict XII, [Jacques Fournier], Pope (1334-42), dies
1472 - Leon Battista degli Alberti, scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
1482 - Margaret of Anjou, Queen (Henry VI), dies
1516 - John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)
1566 - Diane de Poitiers, mistress of French King Henry II, dies aged 66
1566 - Louise Labé, French poet
1595 - Torquato Tasso, Italian poet/playwright, dies at 51
1605 - Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
1607 - Don Juan Alvarez, Spanish Admiral (Gibraltar), dies in battle
1607 - Jacob van Heemskerck, Dutch Admiral (Nova Zambia), dies in battle
1635 - Alessandro Tassoni, Ital political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69

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