Historical Events In August - 13
Friday, 24 January 2020
0523 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0586 Radegund, wife of Clotaire I on this day in history.
0587 On this day in history radegundis, daughter of Thurings king Berthar/saint, dies
0662 On this day in history maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies
0900 Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29 on August - 13.
1099 On August - 13 raniero elected as Pope Paschal II
1134 On August - 13 irene [Pirisca], Byzantine empress, dies
1191 Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on August - 13.
1278 Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65 on this day in history.
1326 Aradia de Toscano, according to legend/folklore, is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult and subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria, later known as the Malandanti on August - 13.
1415 King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River on this day in history.
1422 On August - 13 william Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)
1516 Kings Charles I & Francois I signs Treaty of Noyons on this day in history.
1521 Cortes destroys the capital of the Aztec Empire on August - 13.
1521 On August - 13 spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
1523 On this day in history gerard David, Flemish painter
1536 On this day in history buddhist monks from KyĹŤto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
1553 Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic on this day in history.
1578 Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands on this day in history.
1608 On this day in history john Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
1617 On this day in history johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
1624 On this day in history cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
1630 Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein on August - 13.
1637 On August - 13 dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/govt leader (OIC), dies
1642 On August - 13 christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of BrĂ¶msebro on this day in history.
1651 Litchfield, CT founded on August - 13.
1655 On August - 13 johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)
1674 On August - 13 lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
1692 On this day in history anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
1695 On this day in history -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
1696 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor on August - 13.
1704 English defeat French at Battle of Blenheim on August - 13.
1704 French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany on this day in history.