Historical Events In August - 09
Thursday, 17 October 2019
0117 On August - 09 mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)
0378 On August - 09 battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army
0378 Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on this day in history.
0681 On this day in history bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on the south bank of the Danube, after defeating the Byzantine armies of Emperor Constantine IV south of the Danube delta.
0803 On this day in history irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies
1048 Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days on August - 09.
1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete on this day in history.
1173 Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on this day in history.
1329 Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop on August - 09.
1378 On this day in history cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
1420 On August - 09 pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies
1483 On this day in history opening of the Sistine Chapel
1516 On this day in history jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66
1559 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht on August - 09.
1593 On this day in history izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1596 Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond on August - 09.
1611 Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth on August - 09.
1612 Ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies on August - 09.
1613 Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36 on August - 09.
1631 On August - 09 john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1634 Pieter I de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies on August - 09.
1638 On this day in history jonas Bronck of Holland becomes first European settler in the Bronx
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx on August - 09.
1652 John Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37 on August - 09.
1655 On this day in history lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1666 Rear Admiral Robert Holmes leads a raid on the Dutch island of Terschelling, destroying 150 merchant ships in the Vlie estuary, and pillaging the town of West-Terschelling, an act later known as "Holmes's Bonfire" on this day in history.
1668 Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64 on this day in history.
1672 Jose Ximenez, composer, dies at 70 on August - 09.
1673 Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674 on this day in history.
1673 On this day in history admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures NY
1677 On August - 09 jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer
1686 Benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24] on August - 09.
1690 Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer on this day in history.
1696 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general on August - 09.