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Events & Holidays In August - 08

Monday, 24 July 2017

Father's Day (Taiwan)

Independence Day (Bhutan)

International Day of the World's Indigenous People (Australia)

Peace Day (End of the Iran/Iraq war) (Iraq)

Peasants' Day (Tanzania)

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1079  Emperor Horikawa of Japan (d. 1107) was born on this day in history.  

1518  On this day in history birth of conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)  

1571  On this day in history birth of john Ward, composer  

1586  Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen was born on this day in history.  

1605  Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, British colonial Governor of Maryland (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.  

1617  Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) was born on this day in history.  

1646  On this day in history birth of godfrey Kneller, German-born painter (d. 1723)  

1653  On this day in history birth of jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar  

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Famous Deaths In August - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0117  On this day in history mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies  

0869  Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on this day in history.  

1445  Death of Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer on this day in history.  

1506  Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86 on this day in history.  

1553  Death of Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478) on this day in history.  

1555  On this day in history death of oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)  

1588  Death of Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

1604  On this day in history death of horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)  

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