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Events in History

  • Jan 30 Bell chimes invented
  • May 24 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin
  • Jun 4 Lord Lovell & John de la Poles army land at Furness Lancashire
  • Jun 16 Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell
  • Jul 24 Citizens of Leeuwarden Neth rebel against ban on foreign beer

CommunicationGerman Beer Purity Law

Nov 30 The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is promulgated by Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops


Birthdays in History

  • Feb 8 Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
  • Feb 14 Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising
  • Jul 17 Ismail I, Shah of Persia, converted Iran from Sunni to Shi'ah (d. 1524)
  • Aug 27 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
  • Sep 10 Julius III, Counter-Reformation pope (1550-55)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 24 Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak marries Mata Sulakkhani in Batala

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak

Deaths in History

  • Mar 21 Nicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417)
  • Sep 9 Chenghua, Emperor of China (b. 1447)
  • Sep 30 John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)