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Historical Events In August - 05

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

0135  Betar last outpost of Bar Kochba falls to Rome on August - 05.  

0642  Battle of Maserfield on this day in history.  

0882  France's Louis III dies at St Denis August 5 at age 19, and his brother Carloman becomes sole king on August - 05.  

0910  On this day in history the last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward and Earl Aethelred.  

1063  On this day in history gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

1071  On this day in history emperor Romanos IV Diogenes captured/Islam advances through Europe  

1100  Henry I is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey on this day in history.  

1157  On this day in history dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies  

1264  Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany on this day in history.  

1305  William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution on August - 05.  

1388  Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England on this day in history.  

1391  Castilian sailors fire attack Jewish ghetto of Barcelona, 100's killed on this day in history.  

1399  On August - 05 battle at Worskla: Tataren beat Russians & Litouwers  

1420  Duke John VI of Bavaria visits "Christ's bride"/virgin Liduina on this day in history.  

1435  On this day in history battle at Ponza: king Alfonso V of Aragon captured by Genuezen  

1540  Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating on this day in history.  

1543  On this day in history french & Turkish troops occupy Nice  

1583  Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America) on this day in history.  

1587  On August - 05 spanish troops conquer Lock  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized on August - 05.  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer on August - 05.  

1610  On this day in history alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1623  Antonio Cesti, composer on this day in history.  

1624  On August - 05 william, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America  

1644  On this day in history j Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61  

1654  On August - 05 french troops occupy Stenay  

1666  On this day in history english fleet beats Dutch under Michiel the Ruyter  

1667  On this day in history state of Holland obtain Eternal Edict  

1689  A band of 1,500 Iroquois surround the village of Lachine, Quebec during a violent thunderstorm and set fire to the houses; they then massacre 24 inhabitants and kidnap 90; 42 of the 90 are never seen again; they also kill about 200 more settlers and capture 100 in raids in the vicinity on this day in history.  

1689  On August - 05 1,500 Iroquois attack the village of Lachine, in New France.  

1694  Leonardo Ortensio Salvatore de Leo, composer on this day in history.  

1711  On this day in history johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer  

1716  Battle at Peterwardein: Eugenius van Savoye beats Turks on this day in history.  

1745  Skirmish at Laggan: Glengarry beats Royal Scots on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1301  Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician (d. 1330) was born on August - 05.  

1397  Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer and theorist (d. 1474) was born on August - 05.  

1461  On this day in history birth of alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania (d. 1506)  

1540  On this day in history birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

1604  John Eliot, "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, baptized was born on August - 05.  

1607  Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer was born on this day in history.  

1623  On this day in history birth of antonio Cesti, composer  

1624  William, Jamestown Va, 1st black child born in English America was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0882  On this day in history death of king Louis III of France (b. 863)  

1063  On this day in history death of gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd  

1157  Dirk VI, Count of Holland, dies on this day in history.  

1364  Death of Emperor Kogon of Japan (b. 1313) on August - 05.  

1572  On August - 05 death of isaac Luria, Palestinian-born Kabbalist (b. 1534)  

1579  On this day in history death of stanislaus Hosius, Polish Catholic cardinal (b. 1504)  

1610  On this day in history death of alonso García de Ramón, Spanish soldier and twice Royal Governor of Chile  

1644  J Henry Alting, theologist (Statenvertaling), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

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