[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 19
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Fri Aug 18 21:47:48 PDT 2006
1398 - Marqués de Santillana, Spanish poet (d. 1458)
1557 - Frederick I, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1608)
1590 - Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (d. 1649)
1596 - Elizabeth of Bohemia (d. 1662)
14 - Augustus, Roman Emperor (b. 63 BC)
1186 - Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1158)
1245 - Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (b. 1195)
1284 - Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (b. 1273)
1297 - Saint Louis of Toulouse, French Catholic bishop (b. 1274)
1493 - Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1415)
1580 - Andrea Palladio, Italian architect (b. 1508)
293 BC - Oldest known Roman temple to Venus Libitina founded on the
Esquiline Hill; institution of Vinalia Rustica begins.
43 BC - Octavian, later Augustus, compels the senate to elect him Consul
14 AD - Octavian, later Augustus, dies
1388 - Battle of Otterburn, border skirmish between the Scottish and the
English in Northern England.
1504 - Battle of Knockdoe
1561 - Queen Mary Stuart returns to Scotland.
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