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This Day in History for Wednesday 30th July 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 179

579 - Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
657 - St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
1178 - Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
1419 - First defenestration of Prague: anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, storm the Prague town hall and throw the judge, mayor and several city council members (either 7 or 13) out the windows. They all either died in the fall or were killed by the crowd outside.
1537 - Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
1601 - Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
1618 - Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
1619 - House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body
1626 - Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
1629 - An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills 10,000 people.
1646 - English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
1650 - Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
1653 - Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
1655 - Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
1678 - English troops land in Flanders

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Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Novelist Emily Jane BronteNovelist Emily Jane Bronte (1818)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 200

1511 - Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
1549 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
1641 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
1747 - Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
1751 - Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
1763 - Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
1793 - Josepf Francois Snel, composer
1809 - Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
1815 - Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder
1817 - Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer
1818 - Emily Jane Bronte, Thornton England, novelist (Wuthering Heights), (d. 1848)
1818 - John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
1824 - Eugenio Terziani, composer
1825 - Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (d. 1893)
1831 - Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 5

1988 - James Ogilvy (under Engl princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson
1994 - Hollywood's highest-paid screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (49) weds Naomi Baka (35) in Maui, Hawaii
2004 - Actor Nicolas Cage (40) weds Alice Kim (20) at a private ranch in Northern California
2005 - Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (49) weds Pennsylvania Senator Vincent Hughes (48) at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles
2011 - Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2007 - Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage

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Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Queen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of SpainQueen of Louis XIV Maria Theresa of Spain (1683)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 101

578 - Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa
579 - Benedict I, Italian Pope (575-79), dies
1516 - Johan V Nassau, earl of Nassau-Vianden/Dietz, dies
1528 - Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
1540 - Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
1540 - Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
1550 - Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
1652 - John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
1652 - Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
1655 - Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
1680 - Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
1683 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France, dies at 44
1691 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
1712 - Abraham Elsevier, publisher, dies
1718 - William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

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