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 This day in History - October 27
358 Historic Events for October 27
625

Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

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925

Rhazes, [Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakarijja al-Razi], Persian, dies

Death
939

Aethelstan III, king of England, dies

Death
1331

Aboe al-Fida, [Aboelfeda], Arabic writer/sultan of Hama, dies

Death
1439

Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany, dies at 42

Death
1449

Ulugh Beg, a USSR astronomer, dies at 56

Death
1485

Rudolph Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], humanist/organist, dies

Death
1492

Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba and claims it for Spain

Event
1505

Ivan III de Great, Russian tsar (1462-1505), dies

Death
1523

English troops occupy Montalidier France

Event
1542

Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies

Death
1553

Michael Servetus, Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy

Death
1580

John Bonga, beggar, dies

Death
1605

Spanish army under General Sp¡nola occupies Wachtendonk

Event
1627

English assault on French Il de R‚

Event
1644

2nd Battle at Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies

Event
1651

Jan III van Foreest, Dutch lawyer/poet/mayor of Hoorn, dies

Death
1651

English troops occupy Limerick Ireland

Event
1652

Henry, count of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/gov of Hulst, dies

Death
1659

Marmaduke Stevenson, Quaker in Boston, hanged

Death
1662

England sells Duinkerken to France for 2.5 million livres

Event
1676

Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw

Event
1688

King James II fires premier Robert Spencer

Event
1702

English troops plunder St Augustine Florida

Event
1725

Jacob Hop, politician/diplomat, dies at 71

Death