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Historical Events Happened In October - 26

Sunday, 26 October 2014

0740  An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death on this day in history.  

1366  Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth today in history.  

1387  Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace today in history.  

1407  Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow today in history.  

1492  Today in history columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas  

1524  Spanish troops give Milan to France today in history.  

1529  On October - 26 thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor  

1534  Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht today in history.  

1662  Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France today in history.  

1664  The British Marines are organized on October - 26.  

1667  On October - 26 aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1427  Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496) was born today in history.  

1466  Today in history birth of desiderius Erasmus, Holland, scholar/author (In Praise of Folly)  

1473  Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510) was born today in history.  

1483  Today in history birth of hans Buchner, composer  

1491  Today in history birth of zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)  

1609  Today in history birth of william Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)  

1645  On October - 26 birth of aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)  

1673  Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11) was born today in history.  

Famous Deaths In October - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0899  Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies today in history.  

1132  Death of Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered today in history.  

1235  Andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies on October - 26.  

1440  Today in history death of gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged  

1576  On October - 26 frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies  

1607  On this day in history philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52  

1608  Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish royal painter, dies on this day in history.  

1633  Death of Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1596) today in history.