Historical Events In August - 09
Friday, 17 August 2018
0117 Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117) on August - 09.
0378 Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army on August - 09.
0378 On this day in history flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50
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 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 this day in history.
1173 On August - 09 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 Quilon the first Indian Diocese was erected by Pope John XXII and Jordanus was appointed the first Bishop on August - 09.
1378 Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil) on August - 09.
1420 Pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies on August - 09.
1483 Opening of the Sistine Chapel on August - 09.
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 On August - 09 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 this day in history.
1612 On August - 09 ottavio M Frangipani, Pope elect, dies
1613 Giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36 on August - 09.
1631 On this day in history john Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1634 On August - 09 pieter I de Jode, Flemish publisher, dies
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes first European settler in the Bronx on this day in history.
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx on this day in history.
1652 John Both, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 37 on this day in history.
1655 On August - 09 lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1666 On this day in history 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".
1668 On August - 09 francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64
1672 Jose Ximenez, composer, dies at 70 on August - 09.
1673 Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674 on August - 09.
1673 Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures NY on August - 09.
1677 On this day in history 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 this day in history lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
1696 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general on August - 09.