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 This day in History - August 3
373 Historic Events for August 3
808

P'ang Yun, [Layman P'ang], Exemplary Zen practitioner, dies in China

Death
881

Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings

Event
1108

Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned

Event
1312

Power of Luik Patriarch murders over 200

Event
1387

Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark (1376-87)/Norway (1380-87), dies

Death
1492

Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"

Event
1492

All Jews are expelled from Spain

Event
1529

"Ladies' Peace" (treaty of Cambrai)-emperor Charles V and King French I

Event
1530

Philibert Chalon, prince of Orange/viceroy of Naples, dies

Death
1531

Fern n P‚rez de Oliva, Spanish poet (Dignity of Man), dies at 37

Death
1557

Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes

Event
1596

David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)

Event
1640

2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka

Event
1640

Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo," premieres in Toledo

Event
1645

August Kuhnel, composer

Birth
1645

Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians

Event
1650

Viceroy Willem II and Amsterdam reach accord about standing army

Event
1676

Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"

Event
1678

Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon

Event
1692

Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army

Event
1704

English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar

Event
1708

Battle at Trencs‚n: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army

Event
1716

Sebastian Duron, composer, dies at 56

Death
1745

Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides

Event
1748

Carl Ludwig Junker, composer

Birth