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Historical Events Happened In August - 29

Friday, 29 August 2014

0284  Origin of Era of Diocletian (Martyrs) on this day in history.  

0284  Gen Gaius Aurelius V Diocletianus Jovius (3) becomes emperor of Rome on this day in history.  

0708  Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708) on this day in history.  

0886  The Byzantine emperor Basil I dies after a 19-year reign that has been marked by rare wisdom despite its treacherous beginnings and despite Basil's lack of education on this day in history.  

1178  Anti-Pope Callistus III gives pope title to Alexander III on this day in history.  

1261  Jacques Pantaleon elected as Pope Urban IV on this day in history.  

1350  On this day in history battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.  

1475  Treaty of Picquigny] king Louis XI buys English contacts on this day in history.  

1484  On this day in history giovanni B Cibo elected as Pope Innocent VIII  

1521  The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade on this day in history.  

1526  On this day in history hungary conquered by Turks in Battle of Moh cs  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1387  Henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19) was born on this day in history.  

1434  Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator was born on this day in history.  

1476  Kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting) was born on this day in history.  

1561  Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry) was born on this day in history.  

1609  On this day in history birth of sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)  

1619  Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron was born on this day in history.  

1628  On this day in history birth of john Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)  

1632  On this day in history birth of john Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance  

Famous Deaths In August - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0029  On this day in history death of john the Baptist, beheaded  

0886  On this day in history basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies  

1093  Death of Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057) on this day in history.  

1123  On this day in history death of king Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)  

1395  On this day in history death of duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)  

1442  Death of John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389) on this day in history.  

1523  On this day in history ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35  

1526  Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20 on this day in history.