Historical Events In August - 09
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
0117 Mark Ulpius Trajanus, emperor of Rome (98-117) on this day in history.
0378 Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army on this day in history.
0378 Flavius Valens, emperor of Byzantium (364-78), dies in battle at 50 on this day in history.
0681 On August - 09 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 Irene, Byzantine empress/wife of emperor Leo IV, dies on August - 09.
1048 On this day in history pope Damasus II [Poppo] dies in Rome, after reigning for only 23 days
1173 On August - 09 construction of the Tower of Pisa begins, and it takes two centuries to complete.
1173 Najm ad-Din Ayyub, father of Saladin on August - 09.
1329 On August - 09 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 this day in history pierre d'ailly/Peter de Alliaco, French theologist/cardinal, dies
1483 On this day in history opening of the Sistine Chapel
1516 Jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66 on August - 09.
1559 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht on this day in history.
1593 On this day in history izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1596 Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond on this day in history.
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 On this day in history giovanni Righi, composer, dies at 36
1631 John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19] on this day in history.
1634 On August - 09 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 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 Francois Anguier, French sculptor, dies at about 64 on August - 09.
1672 Jose Ximenez, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1673 On August - 09 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 On August - 09 benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24]
1690 Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer on this day in history.
1696 On this day in history jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general