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Historical Events Happened In August - 31

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

0012  Today in history caligula, [Gaius Caesar], 3rd Roman emperor (37-41 AD)  

0161  On August - 31 lucius A A Coomodus, emperor of Rome (180-91)  

1056  Byzantine Empress Theodora becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty on August - 31.  

1142  With the aid of Hiawatha and Deganawidah, The Great Peacemaker, the Iroquois tribes establish the Confederation of the Haudenosaunee today in history.  

1230  Utrecht bishop Willebrand grants Swells state justice today in history.  

1310  On August - 31 german king Heinrich VII makes his son Johan king of Bohemia  

1422  Today in history henry VI, becomes King of England at the age of 9 months.  

1535  Today in history pope Paul II deposed & excommunicated King Henry VIII  

1688  On August - 31 death in London of John Bunyan, English author of The Pilgrim's Progress.  

1745  Today in history bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland  

1751  English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India today in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1569  Today in history birth of djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India  

1602  Today in history birth of amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, wife of Gov Frederik Hendrik  

1663  Guillaume Amontons, French physicist was born today in history.  

1696  Johann Paul Kunzen, composer was born on this day in history.  

1721  George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, British statesman (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  

1741  Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer was born today in history.  

1741  Husein Gradaščević, Bosniak general (d. 1834) was born on August - 31.  

1748  On this day in history birth of jean-Etienne Despreaux, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0651  On August - 31 death of saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary  

0683  Death of Pacal II ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque today in history.  

1056  Today in history death of theodora, Byzantine Empress (b. 981)  

1057  Leofric, count of Mercia/husband of Lady Godiva, dies on August - 31.  

1158  Today in history sancho III, King of Castile, dies  

1218  Today in history al-Malik ab-Adil/Saphadin/Saif al-Din), brother of Saladin, dies  

1234  On August - 31 death of emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (b. 1212)  

1372  Death of Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (b. 1301) today in history.  

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