Historical Events In August - 08
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
0070 Tower of Antonia destroyed by Romans on this day in history.
0117 Mark Ulpius Trajanus, adopted son of emperor Nerva/emperor, dies on this day in history.
0869 Lotharius II, King of Middle-France (Lotharingen) (855-869), dies on this day in history.
0870 Kings Charles the Bare & Louis the German divide Lutherans on this day in history.
0936 German king Otto I the Great, crowned on August - 08.
1220 On this day in history sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula.
1322 Emperor Godaigo, makes Sojiji monastery. chief monastery of Soto Sect on August - 08.
1445 On August - 08 oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer
1502 On this day in history jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
1506 On this day in history sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
1509 The Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire on August - 08.
1549 France declares war on England on August - 08.
1567 Duke of Alva's army enters Brussels Belgium on this day in history.
1570 On this day in history peace of Saint-Germain-and-Laye, more freedom for huguenots
1571 On August - 08 john Ward, composer
1579 Cornerstone is laid for Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg observatory on this day in history.
1585 On August - 08 pope Sixtus excommunicates Hendrik van Navarra (Henri IV)
1586 On August - 08 adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen
1588 On this day in history sea battle at Grevelingen: English fleet battles Spanish armada
1588 On August - 08 alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter
1605 On this day in history the city of Oulu, Finland, is founded by Charles IX of Sweden.
1609 On August - 08 venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei's telescope
1616 Cornelis Ketel, Dutch portrait painter/poet, buried at 68 on this day in history.
1617 Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary (Bantu Dictionary) on August - 08.
1619 On August - 08 duke Maximilian I & Emperor Ferdinand II signs Treaty of Munchen
1647 Irish forces are defeated by British Parliamentary forces at Dangan Hill in Ireland on August - 08.
1647 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill on August - 08.
1653 Jacques Basnage, French/Neth historian/vicar on August - 08.
1673 Dutch battle fleet of 23 ships demands surrender of NYC on this day in history.
1685 Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Ital painter (Madonna), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1693 On August - 08 laurent Belissen, composer
1694 On August - 08 antoine Arnauld [le grand Arnauld], French lawyer/theology, dies at 82
1700 On this day in history denmark & Sweden sign peace treaty
1700 Matthias Henriksen Schacht, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.