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This Day in History for Friday 25th July 2014

Historical Events

Events 1 - 15 of 203

306 - Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
864 - The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
1139 - Count Alfonso I of Portugal proclaimed King
1215 - Frederick II (20) crowned king of the Romans
1261 - Constantinople recaptured by Nicaean forces under Alexios Strategopoulos for Emperor Michael VIII, re-establishing Byzantine Empire.
1360 - Jews are expelled from Breslau, Silesia
1511 - Portugese assault on city Malakka attack
1519 - San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba
1521 - About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
1536 - Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the City of Santiago de Cali.
1538 - The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
1547 - Henry II of France is crowned.
1564 - Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor
1567 - Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
1570 - Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French government army

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Famous Birthdays

Born Today

Paleoanthropologist Davidson BlackPaleoanthropologist Davidson Black (1884)

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 211

975 - Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg, German chronicler
1016 - Casimir I, Duke of Poland (d. c. 1058)
1109 - Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
1336 - Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
1404 - Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
1421 - Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
1517 - Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist
1562 - Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
1575 - Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
1579 - Valerius Otto, composer
1626 - Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
1654 - Agostino Steffani, composer
1657 - Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
1658 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
1683 - Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

1814 - Inventor Charles Babbage (21) weds Georgina Whitmore at St. Michael's Church in Devon, England
1839 - British PM William Gladstone (29) weds Catherine Glynne (27) in England
1993 - Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)
2009 - "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Marc Blucas (37) weds journalist Ryan Haddon (38) in Erie, Pennsylvania

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Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2012 - Actress Sunny Mabrey (36) divorces "Brotherhood" actor Ethan Embry (34) due to irreconcilable differences after almost 7 years marriage

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Famous Deaths

Passed Away Today

Poet, critic, and philosopher Samuel Taylor ColeridgePoet, critic, and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1834)

Deaths 1 - 15 of 108

306 - Gaius Flavius V Constantius, under-emperor of Rome 297-306, dies
1409 - King Martin I of Sicily
1471 - John Soreth, French general, dies
1492 - Innocent VII, [Giovanni B Cibo], Italian Pope (1484-92), dies
1539 - Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
1564 - Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61
1570 - Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed
1580 - Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
1593 - Steven Haghen, navigator/governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61
1616 - Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
1624 - Steven van der Haghen, admiral/gov on Ambon 1617-8, dies at about 61
1643 - Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English statesman (b. 1584)
1675 - Nicolas Saboly, composer, dies at 61
1676 - François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (b. 1604)
1681 - Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)

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