Historical Events In August - 18
Friday, 14 May 2021
0353 On this day in history decentius, Roman usurper
0410 On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 On August - 18 flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.
1201 The city of Riga is founded on August - 18.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan Dies
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.
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 August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies
1289 On August - 18 pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1318 Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on August - 18.
1450 On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
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 On this day in history spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on August - 18.
1579 On August - 18 charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 On August - 18 first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
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 this day in history spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 On August - 18 giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on August - 18.
1636 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on August - 18.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on this day in history.
1674 On August - 18 jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles
1685 On August - 18 brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.
1698 On August - 18 russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on August - 18.
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on August - 18.