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August 31

Summary
Events Pre-1600 *1056 – After a sudden illness a few days previously, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies childless, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty. *1057 – Abdication of Byzantine Emperor Michael VI Bringas after just one year. *1218 – Al-Kamil becomes sultan of the Ayyubid dynasty. *1314 – King Haakon V of Norway moves the capital from Bergen to Oslo. *1422 – King Henry V of England dies of dysentery while in France. His son, Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of nine months. *1535 – Pope Paul III excommunicates English King Henry VIII from the church. He drew up a papal bull of excommunication which began Eius qui immobilis. 1601–1900 *1776 – William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey, begins serving his first term. *1795 – War of the First Coalition: The British capture Trincomalee (present-day Sri Lanka) from the Dutch in order to keep it out of French hands. *1798 – Irish Rebellio
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