Historical Events In August - 15
Saturday, 15 August 2020
0778 Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on August - 15.
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto today in history.
1040 Today in history king Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of MÃ¡el Coluim mac Donnchada today in history.
1185 Today in history the cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1308 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece today in history.
1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on this day in history.
1461 Today in history the Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered.
1517 On August - 15 seven Portuguese armed vessels led by FernÃ£o Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1519 Panama City founded today in history.
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesu/ esuits today in history.