Historical Events In August - 14
Saturday, 18 September 2021
0410 On this day in history alaric sacks Rome
0554 On this day in history ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy
0582 On this day in history tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
1167 On this day in history raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1183 On this day in history taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun on this day in history.
1281 Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan on this day in history.
1385 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence on August - 14.
1385 On August - 14 battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile
1395 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden on this day in history.
1433 On this day in history johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76
1457 On August - 14 oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
1498 On this day in history columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1551 On August - 14 turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
1552 Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher on this day in history.
1559 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla on this day in history.
1585 On this day in history queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1587 On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1597 On this day in history cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
1598 On August - 14 irish rebel Hugh O'Neill, the earl of Tyrone, annihilates an English force at Yellow Ford, marking the greatest Irish victory in the wars with the English
1624 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru on August - 14.
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on this day in history.
1636 On this day in history spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia on August - 14.
1642 On August - 14 cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
1652 On August - 14 abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1675 On August - 14 johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
1678 On this day in history battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange
1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS] on August - 14.
1688 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants) on August - 14.
1714 On August - 14 claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
1727 On this day in history henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752)
1727 On August - 14 william Croft, composer, dies at 48
1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician on August - 14.