[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History August 29
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Mon Aug 28 21:59:38 PDT 2006
886 - Basil I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 811)
1093 - Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
1395 - Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)
1435 - Isabeau de Bavière, wife of Charles VI of France (b. 1371)
1442 - John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
1526 - King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (killed in battle) (b. 1506)
1533 - Atahualpa, last Inca ruler of Peru
1542 - Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c.1516)
25 BC - Christian Cross Asterism (astronomy) at Zenith of Lima, Peru.
708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional
Japanese date: August 10, 708).
1189 - Ban Kulin wrote "The Charter of Kulin", which become a symbolic
"birth certificate" of Bosnian statehood
1261 - Urban IV becomes Pope, the last man to do so without being a Cardinal
1350 - Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer). The English naval
fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
1475 - The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
1484 - Cardinal Giovanni Battista Cibo is elected Pope Innocent VIII.
1521 - The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
1526 - Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent
defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
1533 - Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire: Inca emperor Atahualpa is
executed in Cajamarca by the garrote by Spanish invaders known as
1541 - The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
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