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 "Iphigénie," 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.