[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 25
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Thu Aug 24 21:54:11 PDT 2006
1530 - Tsar Ivan IV of Russia (d. 1584)
1561 - Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632)
383 - Gratian, Roman Emperor (b. 359)
471 - Gennadius I, Patriarch of Constantinople
1192 - Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
1270 - King Louis IX of France
1282 - Thomas Cantilupe, English saint
1330 - James Douglas, Scottish soldier (b. 1286)
1482 - Margaret of Anjou, queen of Henry VI of England (b. 1429)
1554 - Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1473)
1537 - The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in
the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
1580 - Battle of Alcantara. Spain defeats Portugal.
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