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This Day in History for Wednesday 27th August 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 156

479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece is halted.
663 - Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage the combined naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; the outcome is a significant Tang-Silla victory, while the Japanese would not attempt another invasion of Korea until the Japanese invasions of Korea of the late 16th century.
1232 - The Formulary of Adjudications is promulgated by Regent Hōjō Yasutoki. (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 1232)
1549 - Battle of Dussindale: John Dudley Earl of Warwick destroys Robert Kett's army, ending Kett's rebellion
1569 - Pope Pius names Cosimo I de Medici as grand duke of Tuscany
1585 - Duke of Parma's troops occupy Antwerp
1601 - Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
1610 - Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
1619 - Monarch Frederik van Palts chosen king of Bohemia
1626 - Battle of Lutter: Catholic League beats Danish king Christian IV
1628 - Java sultan Agung of Mataram attacks Batavia
1634 - Battle of Nordingen: Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar loses Duchy of Franconia
1665 - "Ye Bare & Ye Cubb" is first play performed in North America (Acomac, Va)
1667 - Earliest recorded hurricane in north America (Jamestown Virginia)
1689 - The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.

Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed GeinMurderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein (1906)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 247

1407 - Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
1471 - George the Bearded, Meissen, Germany, Duke of Saxony (1500-39) (d. 1539)
1487 - Anna of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
1545 - Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat
1562 - Hans Leo Hassler, composer
1583 - Simon Besler, composer
1630 - Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter
1637 - Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)
1650 - Johann Samuel Welter, composer
1665 - John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
1666 - Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)
1669 - Anne Marie of Orléans, queen of Italy (d. 1728)
1677 - Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1748)
1698 - Baal Shem Tov, Founder of the Chasiddic movement {d. 1760)
1719 - John/Jean Nepveu, Dutch governor of Suriname (1768-79)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 9 of 9

1930 - Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
1956 - Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)
1966 - American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton
1977 - "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol
1994 - TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York
2005 - Actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York
2011 - Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy
2011 - British heiress Petra Ecclestone (22) weds entrepreneur James Stunt at Orsini Odescalchi Castle near City of Rome
2011 - Lisa Vanderpump's daughter Pandora Vanderpump (24) weds Jason Sabo in Beverly Hills

Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Duke of Brittany Arthur IIDuke of Brittany Arthur II (1312)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 124

542 - Saint Caesarius of Arles
827 - Pope Eugene II
1208 - Irene Angelina, daughter of Isaac II Angeles, dies
1312 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1262)
1394 - Chokei, Emperor of Japan (b. 1343)
1450 - Reginald West, 6th Baron De La Warr, English politician (b. 1395)
1521 - Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies
1522 - Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
1545 - Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
1572 - Claude Goudimel, French composer
1576 - Titian, [Tiziano Vecelli], Italian painter, dies of plague
1590 - Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], Pope (1585-90), dies at 68
1608 - Hendrik van Kinschot, [Henricus Kinschotus], lawyer, dies at 66
1611 - Tomés L de Victoria, Spanish composer/singer/organist, dies
1635 - Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72

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