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 This day in History - August 8
409 Historic Events for August 8
70

Tower of Antonia destroyed by Romans

Event
117

Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies

Death
869

Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies

Death
870

Kings Charles the Bare and Louis the German divide Lutherans

Event
936

German king Otto I the Great, crowned

Event
1322

Emperor Godaigo, makes Sojiji monastery. chief monastery of Soto Sect

Event
1471

Thomas … Kempis, [Thomas Hammerken von Kempen], monk, dies at 91

Death
1502

Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor

Event
1506

Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86

Death
1549

France declares war on England

Event
1567

Duke of Alva's army enters Brussels Belgium

Event
1570

Peace of Saint-Germain-and-Laye, more freedom for huguenots

Event
1571

John Ward, composer

Birth
1579

Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory

Event
1585

Pope Sixtus excommunicates Hendrik van Navarra (Henri IV)

Event
1586

Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen

Birth
1588

Sea battle at Grevelingen: English fleet battles Spanish armada

Event
1609

Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope

Event
1616

Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68

Death
1617

Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary)

Birth
1619

Duke Maximilian I and Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen

Event
1653

Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar

Birth
1673

Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC

Event
1685

Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Ital painter (Madonna), dies at 75

Death
1693

Laurent Belissen, composer

Birth