[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 9
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Tue Aug 8 22:50:08 PDT 2006
1201 - Arnold Fitz Thedmar, English chronicler (d. 1274)
1593 - Izaak Walton, English angler (d. 1683)
117 - Trajan, Roman Emperor (b. 53)
378 - Valens, Roman Emperor (killed in battle) (b. 328)
803 - Byzantine Empress Irene
1107 - Emperor Horikawa of Japan (b. 1079)
1250 - King Eric IV of Denmark (b. 1216)
1534 - Cardinal Cajetan, Italian theologian (b. 1470)
48 BC - Roman Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively
defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt.
378 - Battle of Adrianople: A large Roman army led by Emperor Valens is
defeated by the Visigoths in present-day Turkey. Valens is killed along with
2/3 of his army.
681 - Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube,
after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the
1048 - Pope Damasus II dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days.
1173 - Construction of the (Leaning) Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two
centuries to complete.
1483 - Opening of the Sistine Chapel
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