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This Day in History for Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 165

44 BC - Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion.
44 BC - The first of Cicero's Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the next several months.
31 BC - Final war of the Roman Republic: Battle of Actium - off the western coast of Greece, forces of Octavian defeat troops under Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
911 - Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines
1192 - Sultan Saladin & King Richard the Lion-hearted sign cease truce
1519 - 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico
1537 - King Christian III publishes "Ordinance on the Danish Church"
1644 - , Cornwall: Robert Devereux's infantry surrenders
1649 - The Italian city of Castro is completely destroyed by the forces of Pope Innocent X, ending the Wars of Castro.
1666 - Great Fire of London begins at 2am in Pudding Lane, 80% of London is destroyed
1686 - Habsburg armies take Buda from Turks
1732 - Pope Clement XII renews anti-Jewish laws of Rome
1743 - Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1752 - Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
1789 - US Treasury Department established by Congress

Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick SoddyNobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy (1877)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 191

1243 - Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford, English politician (d. 1295)
1548 - Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
1661 - Georg Bohm, German organist/composer
1675 - William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
1716 - Johann Trier, composer
1731 - Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)
1750 - Pehr Frigel, composer
1753 - Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, queen of France (d. 1810)
1763 - Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author
1778 - Leopold FJJJ van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician
1778 - Louis Bonaparte, King of Holland (d. 1846)
1798 - Thomas Holliday Hicks, (Union Gov) died in 1865
1805 - Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)
1810 - William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
1814 - Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

1824 - US Navy flag officer David Farragut (23) weds Susan Caroline Marchant
1908 - Naval officer Robert Scott (40) weds sculptress Kathleen Bruce (30) at the Chapel Royal in London, England
1922 - "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw
1978 - George Harrison marries Olivia
1978 - Gloria Fajardo (21) marries Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)
1978 - Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25)
1989 - NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
1989 - Actor Sam Neill (41) weds actress Noriko Watanabe (24)
1995 - Actor Charlie Sheen (30) weds model Donna Peele (25) in Malibu, California
2000 - "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
2005 - "Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (43) weds director and writer Noah Baumbach (36) in Los Angeles
2006 - Former "EastEnders" actress Hannah Waterman (31) weds actor Ricky Groves (38) at a country church in Inwardleigh, England
2006 - "Color Me Badd" singer Sam Watters (36) weds American Idol first season finalist Tamyra Gray (27) on a cliff on the island of Capri
2006 - "7th Heaven" actor Jeremy London (33) weds actress Melissa Cunningham at Hidden Chateau and Garden in West Hills, California
2006 - "Rodney" actress Jennifer Aspen (32) weds actor David O'Donnell in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1960 - Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Hero of Athens PheidippidesHero of Athens Pheidippides (490)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 114

490 BC - Pheidippides, Greek hero and inspiration for the modern marathon
421 - Flavius Constantine III, Emperor of Western Roman Empire, dies at about 51
1031 - Saint Emeric of Hungary
1274 - Prince Munetaka, Japanese shogun (b. 1242)
1384 - Louis I, duke of Anjou/king of Naples (Battle of Poitiers), dies
1397 - Francesco Landini, Italian composer
1418 - Jan III Chalon, prince of Orange/gov of Burgundy, dies
1540 - Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1501)
1566 - Taddeo Zuccari, Italian painter, dies at 37
1606 - Carel van Mander, Flemish painter/art historian, dies at 58
1645 - lady Alice Lisle, English widow of John Lisle, beheaded
1680 - Per Brahe, Swedish soldier and statesman (b. 1602)
1688 - Robert Viner, Lord Mayor of London (b. 1631)
1690 - Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (b. 1615)
1698 - Justus Vingboons, Architect, buried

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