Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 21 September 2020
0069 On August - 15 servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
0423 On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
0778 On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.
0927 On August - 15 the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 On this day in history stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland on this day in history.
1040 On this day in history king Duncan I of Scotland
1057 Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on this day in history.
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on this day in history.
1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on this day in history.
1308 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece on this day in history.
1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on this day in history.
1432 On this day in history luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on this day in history.
1461 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 on August - 15.
1464 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1517 On August - 15 seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1519 On August - 15 panama City founded
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on August - 15.
1535 On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on this day in history.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on this day in history.
1543 On August - 15 jesuit order founded in Paris
1548 Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on August - 15.
1549 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on this day in history.
1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on this day in history.
1599 On August - 15 nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 On August - 15 johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
1615 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies on this day in history.
1619 On August - 15 hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1619 On August - 15 miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1620 On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims