Historical Events In August - 09
Friday, 14 May 2021
0117 On this day in history mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)
0378 On August - 09 battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army
0378 Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on this day in history.
0681 On this day in history bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
0803 Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on this day in history.
1048 On this day in history pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days
1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete on this day in history.
1173 Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on August - 09.
1329 On this day in history quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
1378 Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil) on this day in history.
1420 Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies on this day in history.
1483 On this day in history opening of the Sistine Chapel
1516 On this day in history jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66
1559 On this day in history willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
1593 On this day in history izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1596 Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond on August - 09.
1611 Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth on this day in history.
1612 Ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies on August - 09.
1613 Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.
1631 On this day in history john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1634 On August - 09 pieter I de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes first European settler in the Bronx on August - 09.
1638 On August - 09 jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
1652 John Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37 on August - 09.
1655 Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts on August - 09.
1666 Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire" on August - 09.
1668 On August - 09 francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64
1672 Jose Ximenez, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1673 Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674 on August - 09.
1673 On August - 09 admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures NY
1677 Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer on this day in history.
1686 On this day in history benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24]
1690 On August - 09 lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
1696 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general on August - 09.