Historical Events In August - 12
Sunday, 09 December 2018
0003 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0875 The Holy Roman Emperor Louis II dies in Brescia at age 50 after having named his cousin Carloman, son of Louis the German, as his successor, but Charles the Bald persuades Carloman to go home, beats Louis the German to Rome, and makes himself emperor on August - 12.
0875 On August - 12 louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1071 On this day in history alp Arslan beat Byzantines, emperor Romanos IV Diogenes
1099 A kingdom of Jerusalem is established under the Norman Godfrey of Bouillon, who is elected king and assumes the title Defender of the Holy Sepulcher He defeats an Egyptian force at Askalon August 12, but disease and starvation have reduced the Crusaders to 60,000, down from an original strength of 300,000, and most of the survivors head for home on this day in history.
1099 Battle at Ascalon: Godfried of Broth beats Egyptians on this day in history.
1121 Battle of Didgori: the Georgian army under King David the Builder wins a decisive victory over the famous Seljuk commander Ilghazi on this day in history.
1158 Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies on this day in history.
1164 Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch on August - 12.
1323 On this day in history treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.
1332 On this day in history battle of Dupplin Moor where the Scots led by the regent Earl of Mar squandered their numerical advantage and following a confused attack were routed with heavy losses by Edward Balliol's army
1332 On August - 12 battle of Dupplin Moor; Scottish dynastic battle
1336 English King Edward III endswool export to Flanders on this day in history.
1350 On August - 12 philip VI, king of France, dies
1480 On August - 12 battle of Otranto
1484 Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies on August - 12.
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Canary Islands on August - 12.
1499 On this day in history first engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets.
1503 On this day in history christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
1508 On this day in history ponce de Le¢n arrives in Puerto Rico
1508 Juan Ponce de Leon arrives in Puerto Rico on August - 12.
1530 Florence surrenders for emperor Karel I on this day in history.
1546 On August - 12 francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
1549 French troops occupy Ambleteuse England on August - 12.
1553 On August - 12 pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of the Talmud
1553 Pope Julius III orders confiscation & burning of Jewish Talmud on this day in history.
1566 On this day in history isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1588 On August - 12 medemblik surrenders to Spanish army
1588 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1592 Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden) on August - 12.
1612 Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60 on this day in history.
1620 Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer on this day in history.
1626 On August - 12 giovanni Legrenzi, composer
1633 Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71 on August - 12.