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Historical Events In August - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

0353  On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper  

0410  On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome  

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  On this day in history the city of Riga is founded.  

1227  On this day in history genghis Khan Dies  

1227  On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.  

1258  On August - 18 theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

1276  On this day in history adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

1289  Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem" on August - 18.  

1318  On this day in history clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet on this day in history.  

1503  Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on August - 18.  

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  Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente on August - 18.  

1572  On August - 18 king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois  

1579  On August - 18 charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

1587  First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.  

1587  Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on August - 18.  

1587  1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.  

1591  Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590] on August - 18.  

1605  On August - 18 spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen  

1613  Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on this day in history.  

1634  On August - 18 urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.  

1636  On this day in history the Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.  

1652  Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on this day in history.  

1674  Jean Racine's "IphigĂ©nie," premieres in Versailles on August - 18.  

1685  Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem on August - 18.  

1686  On August - 18 cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus  

1698  Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on August - 18.  

1700  On this day in history swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark  

1712  Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On this day in history birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on this day in history.  

1579  On August - 18 birth of charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

1587  1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) was born on August - 18.  

1587  On this day in history birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

1596  On August - 18 birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  On this day in history birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  On August - 18 birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.  

0849  On this day in history death of walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian  

1227  On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on August - 18.  

1276  On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

1318  On August - 18 death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On August - 18 death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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