[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 10
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Thu Aug 10 01:17:36 PDT 2006
1267 - King James II of Aragon (d. 1327)
1296 - John I, Count of Luxemburg (d. 1346)
1360 - Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417)
1397 - Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439)
1489 - Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553)
1520 - Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)
1560 - Hieronymus Praetorius, German composer (d. 1629)
612 BC - Sinsharishkun, Assyrian king
258 - Saint Lawrence, martyr
1535 - Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)
612 BC - Killing of Sinsharishkun, King of Assyrian Empire. Destruction of
610 - In Islam, the traditional date of the Laylat al-Qadr, when Muhammed
began to receive the Qur'an.
955 - Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Magyars, ending
50 years of Magyar invasion of the West.
1316 - Second Battle of Athenry
1519 - Ferdinand Magellan's five ships set sail from Seville to
circumnavigate the globe.
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