Historical Events In August - 14
Monday, 18 February 2019
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 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) on August - 14.
1248 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun on August - 14.
1281 On this day in history kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan
1385 On August - 14 portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
1385 Battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile on this day in history.
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 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) on August - 14.
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 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 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands on August - 14.
1587 On this day in history gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
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 August - 14.
1624 On August - 14 dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1626 On this day in history daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
1636 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens on this day in history.
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 this day in history abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer on August - 14.
1678 On August - 14 battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange
1687 On August - 14 johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
1688 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants) on August - 14.
1714 On this day in history claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
1727 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752) on this day in history.
1727 On this day in history william Croft, composer, dies at 48
1737 On August - 14 charles Hutton, mathematician