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 This day in History - October 28
339 Historic Events for October 28
306

Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

Event
312

Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius

Event
900

Alfred the Great, English monarch, dies

Death
969

Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria

Event
1017

Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)

Birth
1061

Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus and Pope Honorius II

Event
1138

Boleslaw III Kryzwousty, [scheefmond], duke of Poland, dies

Death
1422

Charles V's son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France

Event
1467

Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars

Event
1510

Francisco Borgia, great grandson of pope Alexander VI/theologist/saint

Birth
1520

Great Worm, [Worm Gerlefs Donia?], Fries boer/rebel leader, dies

Death
1574

Prince Willem van Orange installs university

Event
1585

Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader

Birth
1589

Jean-Antoine de Ba‹f, French poet (Carminum Liber I), dies at 57

Death
1595

Battle at Giurgevo: Zsigmond B thory of Transylvania beats Turks

Event
1610

Thomas West baron De La Mar appointed as 1st gov of Virginia colony

Event
1612

Robert Dowland appointed court luitist of King James I

Event
1627

Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies

Death
1628

Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu

Event
1636

Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded

Event
1637

Foppe van Aitzema, diplomat, dies at about 57

Death
1646

1st Protestant church assembly for indians (Massachusetts)

Event
1689

Michel Mathieu, composer

Birth
1703

John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies

Death
1704

John Locke, English philosopher (2 treatises of govt), dies at 72

Death