Historical Events In August - 09
Saturday, 17 April 2021
0117 On this day in history mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117)
0378 Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army on August - 09.
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 August - 09.
0803 Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on August - 09.
1048 Pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days on August - 09.
1173 On this day in history construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
1173 On August - 09 najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin
1329 On August - 09 quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop
1378 On August - 09 cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
1420 On August - 09 pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies
1483 Opening of the Sistine Chapel on August - 09.
1516 Jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66 on August - 09.
1559 On this day in history willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
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 On August - 09 henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth
1612 Ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies on this day in history.
1613 Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36 on this day in history.
1631 John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19] on August - 09.
1634 Pieter I de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies on August - 09.
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes first European settler in the Bronx on August - 09.
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx on this day in history.
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 August - 09.
1668 Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64 on this day in history.
1672 On August - 09 jose Ximenez, composer, dies at 70
1673 Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674 on August - 09.
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 On this day in history benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24]
1690 On August - 09 lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
1696 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general on this day in history.