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Events & Holidays In August - 10

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Independence of Quito (Ecuador)

International Biodiesel Day (International)

Qiangtang Kyagqen Horse Racing Festivals (Tibet)

St. Lawrence Day (Spain)

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Famous Birthdays In August - 10

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1267  King James II of Aragon (d. 1327) was born on this day in history.  

1296  On this day in history birth of john the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg  

1360  Francesco Zabarella, Italian jurist (d. 1417) was born on this day in history.  

1397  Albert II of Germany, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1439) was born on this day in history.  

1489  Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (d. 1553) was born on this day in history.  

1520  On this day in history birth of madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)  

1556  Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer was born on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history birth of hieronymus Praetorius, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 10

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0258  Death of Saint Lawrence, martyr on this day in history.  

0794  On this day in history fastrada, 3rd wife of French king Charles the Great, dies at 30  

0955  Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle on this day in history.  

1002  On this day in history al-Mansur, Arabic general strategist/regent of Cordoba, dies  

1250  On this day in history death of erik IV Plovpenning, king of Denmark, murdered  

1535  On this day in history death of ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)  

1589  Death of Maarten Schenck Nideggen, Dutch army leader, drowned at about 49 on this day in history.  

1628  Death of Hans Jonsson, Swedish fleet commander, drowned on this day in history.  

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