[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 11
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Thu Aug 10 22:08:43 PDT 2006
480 BC - Leonidas, King of Sparta
353 - Magnentius, Roman usurper
449 - Flavian, patriarch of Constantinople
897 - Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona
1204 - King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)
1253 - Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (b. 1194)
1456 - John Hunyadi, Regent of Kingdom of Hungary (b. 1387)
1464 - Nicholas of Cusa, German philosopher and mathematician (b. 1401)
1519 - Johann Tetzel, German opponent of the Reformation (b. 1465)
1563 - Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer
1578 - Pedro Nunes, Portuguese mathematician (b. 1502)
3114 BC - On this date in the proleptic Gregorian calendar begins our
current era in the Maya Long Count Calendar.
586 BC - The First Temple (originially built by King Solomon) is destroyed
by the Babylonians in Jerusalem.
480 BC - Persians under Xerxes defeat Spartans under King Leonidas in the
Battle of Thermopylae. The Spartans fought to the last man.
480 BC - The Persian and Greek fleets also fight the indecisive Battle of
70 - The Second Temple is destroyed by the Romans in Jerusalem.
355 - Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor
against Constantius II.
1492 - Alexander VI is elected Pope.
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