Historical Events In August - 18
Saturday, 18 August 2018
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome today in history.
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on August - 18.
1201 Today in history the city of Riga is founded.
1227 Today in history genghis Khan Dies
1289 Today in history pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1541 Today in history a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
1564 Today in history spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 On August - 18 king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) today in history.
1587 On August - 18 saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1591 Today in history governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]