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Events & Holidays In October - 17

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Black Poetry Day (United States of America)

Columbus Day (Turks & Caicos Islands)

Family Day (South Africa)

Feast of St Margaret Alacoque (St. Lucia)

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (International)

Señor de Luren (Peru)

Dessalines Day (Haiti)

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1253  Ivo of Kermartin, ]]) was born on this day in history.  

1563  Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer was born on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history birth of cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)  

1582  Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1623  Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687) was born on this day in history.  

1626  On this day in history birth of simon van Leeuwen, lawyer/historian (Roman-Holland regt)  

1688  On this day in history birth of domenico Zipoli, composer  

1696  August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In October - 17

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0532  On this day in history boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies  

1174  Death of Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135) on this day in history.  

1312  Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies on this day in history.  

1552  Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

1586  Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 on this day in history.  

1616  Death of John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560) on this day in history.  

1638  Death of Gilles Claesz de Hondecoeter, Flemish (?) painter, buried at about 63 on this day in history.  

1660  Death of Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601) on this day in history.  

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