Today in History, English
Today in History, English

91471August 12Death2014 – Lauren Bacall, American model, actress and singer (b. 1924)
91472August 12Death2014 – Futatsuryū Jun'ichi, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1950)
91473August 12Death2014 – Abel Laudonio, Argentinian boxer and actor (b. 1938)
91474August 12Death2014 – Arlene Martel, American actress and singer (b. 1936)
91475August 12Death2014 – Kongō Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler (b. 1948)
91476August 12Death2015 – Jaakko Hintikka, Finnish philosopher and academic (b. 1929)
91477August 12Death2015 – Stephen Lewis, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
91478August 12Death2015 – Meshulim Feish Lowy, Hungarian-Canadian rabbi and author (b. 1921)
91479August 12Death2015 – John Scott, English organist and conductor (b. 1956)
91480August 12Holiday and observanceChristian Feast Day:EupliusHerculanus of BresciaJænberhtJane Frances de ChantalPope Innocent XIAugust 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
91481August 12Holiday and observanceGlorious Twelfth (United Kingdom)
91482August 12Holiday and observanceHM the Queen's Birthday and National Mother's Day (Thailand)
91483August 12Holiday and observanceInternational Youth Day (United Nations)
91484August 12Holiday and observanceRussian Air Force Day (Russia)
91485August 12Holiday and observanceRussian Railway Troops Day (Russia)
91486August 12Holiday and observanceSea Org Day (Scientology)
91487August 12Holiday and observanceWorld Elephant Day
91488August 13Event29 BC – Octavian holds the first of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.
91489August 13Event523 – John I becomes the new Pope after the death of Pope Hormisdas.
91490August 13Event554 – Emperor Justinian I rewards Liberius for his long and distinguished service in the Pragmatic Sanction, granting him extensive estates in Italy.
91491August 13Event582 – Maurice becomes Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
91492August 13Event900 – Count Reginar I of Hainault rises against Zwentibold of Lotharingia and slays him near present-day Susteren.
91493August 13Event1099 – Pope Paschal II succeeds Pope Urban II as the 160th pope.
91494August 13Event1516 – The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, recognizes Francis's claim to Milan.
91495August 13Event1521 – After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan.
91496August 13Event1532 – Union of Brittany and France: The Duchy of Brittany is absorbed into the Kingdom of France.
91497August 13Event1536 – Buddhist monks from Kyoto, Japan's Enryaku-ji temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout in what will be known as the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
91498August 13Event1553 – Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva, Switzerland as a heretic.
91499August 13Event1624 – The French king Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu as prime minister
91500August 13Event1704 – War of the Spanish Succession: Battle of Blenheim – English and Imperial forces are victorious over French and Bavarian troops.

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