[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 3
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Wed Aug 2 20:26:47 PDT 2006
1509 - Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (d. 1546)
1181 - Pope Alexander III (b. 1105?)
1460 - King James II of Scotland (b. 1430)
1546 - Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484)
1546 - Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)
8 - Roman general Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus.
435 - Deposed Patriarch of Constantinople Nestorius, considered the
originator of the Christological "heresy" (at the time) known as
Nestorianism, was exiled by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II to a monastery
881 - Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu, where Louis III of France defeated the
Vikings, an event celebrated in the poem Ludwigslied
1492 - Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.
1492 - The Jews of Spain are expelled by the Catholic Monarchs.
1527 - First known letter was sent from North America by John Rut while at
St. John's, Newfoundland
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