Today in Medieval History, August 21

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Real Estate Agent with United Country Walker Real Estate & Auction

Good Morning!  It is Saturday August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to...

   In 1165 Philip Augustus, King of France
   In 1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building

On this day...

   In 1044 Battle of Nouy, France
   In 1192 Minamoto Yoritomo named Shogun
   In 1214 Battle of Dover (England defeats French fleet)
   In 1221 Death of St. Abraham of Smolensk
   In 1241 Death of Pope Gregory IX
   In 1400 Election of Rupert to throne of Germany
   In 1525 Estavao Gomez returns to Portugal after a one year's
           exploration of the east coast of North America
   In 1560 A total Solar eclipse observed in Portugal and Spain
   In 1567 Death of St. Francis de Sales
   In 1581 Francisco Chamuscado claims Arizona/New Mexico for Spain
   In 1614 Death of Countess Elizabeth Bathory
   In 1621 One widow and eleven maidens consigned to the Virginia colony
           were ordered to be sold at the rate of 120 pounds of tobacco
           for each
   In 1647 The bones of Picart, and the living body
           of Thomas Boulle, are burned

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