Historical Events In August - 18
Monday, 01 March 2021
0353 On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper
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 August - 18.
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.
1201 The city of Riga is founded on August - 18.
1227 Genghis Khan Dies on this day in history.
1227 On August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.
1258 On this day in history 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 Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.
1450 On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 On August - 18 alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies
1541 On this day in history a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
1559 Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83 on this day in history.
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 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on this day in history.
1587 On August - 18 first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
1587 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on August - 18.
1587 On this day in history 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
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 this day in history urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
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 this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.
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 On this day in history richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier