Historical Events In August - 18
Thursday, 24 September 2020
0353 Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on this day in history.
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on this day in history.
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.
1201 The city of Riga is founded on this day in history.
1227 Genghis Khan Dies on August - 18.
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.
1236 On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies
1258 On August - 18 theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
1276 On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies
1289 On this day in history pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1318 On this day in history clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1450 On this day in history marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 On this day in history alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies
1541 On August - 18 a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
1559 On August - 18 paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
1564 On this day in history spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 On this day in history king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
1579 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on August - 18.
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1587 On this day in history saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1587 On August - 18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1591 On this day in history governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]
1605 On August - 18 spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on this day in history.
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on this day in history.
1636 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on this day in history.
1652 On this day in history benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
1674 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles on this day in history.
1685 On this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 On August - 18 cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on this day in history.
1700 On August - 18 swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on this day in history.