[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 18
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Thu Aug 17 21:43:08 PDT 2006
1414 - Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)
1450 - Marko Marulic, Croatian poet (d. 1524)
1587 - Virginia Dare, first English child born in North America (d. 1588)
1596 - Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)
353 - Decentius, Roman usurper
472 - Ricimer, Roman general
849 - Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1227 - Genghis Khan, Mongol leader
1258 - Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
1276 - Pope Adrian V
1318 - Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c.
1430 - Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician
(drowned) (b. 1406)
1503 - Pope Alexander VI (b. 1431)
1559 - Pope Paul IV (b. 1476)
1563 - Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)
1201 - The city of Riga is founded.
1541 - A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of
Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27,
1572 - Wedding in Paris of the Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre with
Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and
1587 - Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Gov. John White of the Colony of
Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas.
1590 - John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a
supply-trip to England and finds his settlement deserted.
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