Historical Events In August - 09
Sunday, 15 December 2019
0117 Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117) on this day in history.
0378 On this day in history battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army
0378 Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on August - 09.
0681 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 on this day in history.
0803 On this day in history irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies
1048 On this day in history pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days
1173 Construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete on August - 09.
1173 Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on August - 09.
1329 On this day in history quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
1378 Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil) on August - 09.
1420 On August - 09 pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies
1483 Opening of the Sistine Chapel on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1593 Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler) on August - 09.
1596 Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond on this day in history.
1611 On this day in history henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth
1612 On this day in history ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies
1613 Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.
1631 On this day in history john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1634 On this day in history pieter I de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes first European settler in the Bronx on August - 09.
1638 On this day in history jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
1652 On August - 09 john Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37
1655 Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts on this day in history.
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 August - 09.
1672 On August - 09 jose Ximenez, composer, dies at 70
1673 On this day in history dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
1673 Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures NY on August - 09.
1677 Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer on August - 09.
1686 Benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24] on August - 09.
1690 On this day in history lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
1696 On August - 09 jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general