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 This day in History - September 8
407 Historic Events for September 8
1565

1st permanent settlement in US forms (St Augustine, Florida)

Event
1565

Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese and Knights of St John

Event
1588

Marin Mersenne, France, mathematician/musician/philosopher (Cartesian)

Birth
1591

Jacqueline M A de Sainte Madeleine Arnauld, French abbess

Birth
1613

Don Carlo Gesauldo, composer, dies

Death
1621

Louis II Cond‚, [Great Cond‚], duke of Bourbon (Rocroy)

Birth
1628

Bay of Matanzas Cuba: Piet Heyn captures Spanish silver fleet

Event
1633

Carlo Caraffa, Ital jesuit/religious order founder, dies at about 72

Death
1637

Robert Fludd, composer, dies at 63

Death
1644

Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies

Death
1645

Francisco G¢mez Quevedo y Villegas, Spanish author/poet, dies at 64

Death
1654

Peter Claver, Spanish saint (baptized 300,000 slaves), dies

Death
1655

Swedish king Karel X Gustaaf occupies Warsaw

Event
1660

Daniel von Czepko, German poet, dies at 54

Death
1664

Dutch surrender New Amsterdam (NY) to 300 English soldiers

Event
1672

Nicolas de Grigny, composer

Birth
1675

Amalia, countess of Solms-Braunfels, dies at 73

Death
1689

China and Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)

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1706

Romanus Weichlein, composer, dies at 53

Death
1713

Pope Clemens XI publishes degree "Unigenitus" against Jansenism"

Event
1718

Fran‡ois-Thomas the Baculard d'Arnaud, sentimental writer

Birth
1736

Bernardo Ottani, composer

Birth
1755

Battle at Lake George: English army beats France

Event
1756

Anton Teyber, composer

Birth
1760

French army gives Montreal to Gen Jeffrey Amherst

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