[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 12
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Fri Aug 11 20:43:54 PDT 2006
1503 - Christian III of Denmark and Norway (d. 1559)
1566 - Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain (d. 1633)
30 BC - Cleopatra (b. 69 BC)
875 - Louis II Holy Roman Emperor (b. 825)
1424 - Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1460)
1484 - George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)
1484 - Pope Sixtus IV (b. 1414)
1512 - Alessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)
1577 - Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)
1588 - Alfonso Ferrabosco (I), Italian composer (b. 1543)
490 BC - the Battle of Marathon, in which Athens defeated an invading army
of Persians, may have been fought on this date in the proleptic Julian
calendar - but see 12 September.
30 BC - Cleopatra commits suicide after her defeat and Mark Antony's defeat
at the battle of Actium.
1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of
Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid forces under Al-Afdal Shahanshah.
Considered the last engagement of the First Crusade.
1121 - Battle of Didgori: The Georgian army under King David the Builder won
a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi.
1323 - Treaty of Nöteborg - Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the
border for the first time
1332 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Dupplin Moor - Scots under
Domhnall II, Earl of Mar routed by Edward Balliol
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