[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 28
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Sun Aug 27 22:18:00 PDT 2006
1025 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
1582 (O.S.) - Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)
1592 - George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1628)
388 - Magnus Maximus, Roman usurper against Valentinian III
430 - Augustine of Hippo, North African saint and theologian (b. 354)
1341 - King Leo V of Armenia (murdered) (b. 1309)
1481 - King Afonso V of Portugal (b. 1432)
475 - The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to
flee his capital of Ravenna and appoints his own son Romulus Augustus in his
489 - Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of
Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
1521 - The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade
1542 - Reinforced with at least 600 arquebusiers and cavalry, Imam Ahmad
Gragn attacks the Portuguese camp in the Battle of Wofla. The Portuguese are
scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama captured and afterwards executed.
1565 - St. Augustine, Florida, established. It is the oldest surviving
European settlement in the United States.
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