[Loch-Ruadh] Today in History Sept 8
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Thu Sep 7 22:23:34 PDT 2006
801 - Ansgar, German Catholic archbishop
828 - Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (d. 868)
1157 - King Richard I of England (d. 1199)
1207 - King Sancho II of Portugal
1271 - Charles Martel d'Anjou, son of Charles II of Naples (d. 1295)
1380 - Saint Bernardino of Siena, Italian Franciscan missionary (d. 1444)
1474 - Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (d. 1533)
1515 - Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)
1588 - Marin Mersenne, French mathematician (d. 1648)
701 - Pope Sergius I
780 - Leo IV, Byzantine Emperor
1397 - Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester.
1425 - King Charles III of Navarre (b. 1361)
1539 - John Stokesley, English churchman
70 - Titus, General of Rome, sacks Jerusalem. See also: Destruction of Jerusalem.
1331 - Stefan Dusan declares himself king of Serbia
1380 - Battle of Kulikovo - Russian forces defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance.
1449 - Battle of Tumu Fortress - Mongolians capture the Chinese emperor.
1504 - Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
1514 - Battle of Orsha - In one of the biggest battles of the century, Belarussians and Poles defeat the Russian army.
1565 - Pedro Menéndez de Avilés settles St. Augustine, Florida.
1565 - The Knights of Malta lift the Turkish siege of Malta (the Siege of Malta started on May 18).
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