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Today's name is: Susanna. Congratulations on your name day!
This is week: 32
Day of the year is: 223 of total 365 days.
Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)
- 480 BC – Battle of Thermopylae ending with victory for the Persians below Xerxes I. His army crushes a force of 300 Spartans and 700 Boeotians under the Spartan king Leonidas I's commander. For two days the Greeks resist the onslaught of the Persians, but then the Boeotians are partly sent away, and the Spartans are betrayed by Ephialtes of Trachis, whereupon they fight to the last man and Leonidas falls. After this the Persians can invade Greece and occupy Attica Peninsula.
- 1492 - Then Innocent VIII has passed it away July 25 Rodrigo Lanzol-Borja y Borja is elected Pope and takes the name Alexander VI.
- 1919 – The Weimar Constitution promulgated.
- 1920 – Russia admits Latvia.3
- 1926 – Río Muni, Fernando Poo and Annobón merge under the name Spanish Guinea.4
- 1960 – Chad explained independently from France.5
- 1987 – Alan Greenspan takes over as chairman of USA: p central bank.
- 2000 - One Super Cougar crashes when it hits the leaves in a rock wall in connection with a rescue flight at Kebnekaise. All three occupants perish.