Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 22 August 2019
0410 Alaric sacks Rome on August - 14.
0554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy on August - 14.
0582 On August - 14 tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
1167 On August - 14 raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1183 On August - 14 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 August - 14.
1281 Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan on this day in history.
1385 On August - 14 portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
1385 On this day in history battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile
1395 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden on August - 14.
1433 Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) on this day in history.
1498 On August - 14 columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1551 On August - 14 turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
1552 On August - 14 fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
1559 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla on this day in history.
1585 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands on this day in history.
1587 Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49 on August - 14.
1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java on this day in history.
1598 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 on this day in history.
1624 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru on August - 14.
1626 On this day in history daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
1636 On this day in history spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 On August - 14 able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
1642 On this day in history cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
1652 Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer on this day in history.
1678 Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange on August - 14.
1687 On this day in history johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
1688 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants) on August - 14.
1714 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter on this day in history.
1727 On August - 14 henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752)
1727 William Croft, composer, dies at 48 on August - 14.
1737 On this day in history charles Hutton, mathematician