Historical Events In August - 15
Friday, 03 July 2020
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on this day in history.
0423 On August - 15 flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
0778 On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 On this day in history roland, Frankish commander
0927 On August - 15 the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.
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 On this day in history macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on this day in history.
1118 On August - 15 alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on this day in history.
1308 On this day in history johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on August - 15.
1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on this day in history.
1457 On August - 15 earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1461 On August - 15 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.
1464 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58 on this day in history.
1517 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on this day in history.
1519 Panama City founded on this day in history.
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on August - 15.
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded on August - 15.
1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on August - 15.
1540 On this day in history arequipa, Peru, is founded.
1543 On this day in history jesuit order founded in Paris
1548 Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on this day in history.
1549 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on this day in history.
1576 On this day in history baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1599 On this day in history 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 August - 15.
1619 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on August - 15.
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