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 This day in History - October 8
380 Historic Events for October 8
314

Battle at Cibalae: emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

Event
451

Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens

Event
705

Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies

Death
876

Battle at Andernach: Louis the Young beats Charles the Bare

Event
1085

San Marcos minstery in Venice initiated

Event
1094

St Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice

Death
1253

Robert Grosseteste, English Bishop/expert (optica), dies

Death
1492

Columbus' fleet about 400 sea miles from Puerto Rico

Event
1585

Heinrich Schutz, composer

Birth
1600

San Marino adopts constitution

Event
1604

Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], literature/politician, dies at 58

Death
1604

Supernova "Kepler's nova" 1st sighted

Event
1606

Jan, the Aged, count of Nassau/fathered 24, dies

Death
1613

Sebasti n de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74

Death
1619

Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)

Birth
1621

Maximilian H of Bayern, prince-bishop of Liege/bishop of Hildesheim

Birth
1625

Admiral George Villiers' fleet sails from Plymouth to Cadiz

Event
1633

Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government

Event
1651

Isaac Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 55

Death
1656

Johan Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71

Death
1680

Elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61

Death
1683

Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer, dies at 76

Death
1686

Adriaen Paets, Rotterdams regent/diplomat, dies at about 55

Death
1690

Turkish troops occupy Belgrade

Event
1690

Jaime de Casellas, composer

Birth