Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 20 June 2019
0410 Alaric sacks Rome on August - 14.
0554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy on this day in history.
0582 Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor on this day in history.
1167 Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1385 Battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile on August - 14.
1395 On this day in history utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden
1433 Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76 on August - 14.
1457 On this day in history oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
1498 On August - 14 columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1551 Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli on August - 14.
1552 Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher on August - 14.
1559 On this day in history spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
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 August - 14 cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
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 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru on this day in history.
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on August - 14.
1636 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens on August - 14.
1642 Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia on this day in history.
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 On August - 14 johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
1688 On August - 14 frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
1714 On this day in history claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
1727 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752) on August - 14.
1727 William Croft, composer, dies at 48 on this day in history.
1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician on August - 14.