Saturday, August 27, 2011
August 27, 550 BC Confucius, famous wise man of China is believed to have been born around this date. 479 BC Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius were routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. 410 The sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days. 1172 Henry the Young King and Margaret of France were crowned as junior king and queen of England. 1626 The Danes were crushed by the Catholic League in Germany, marking the end of Danish intervention in European wars.