Historical Events In August - 14
Wednesday, 08 February 2023
0410 On August - 14 alaric sacks Rome
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 August - 14.
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 On August - 14 battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile
1395 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden on August - 14.
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 On this day in history fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
1559 On August - 14 spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1585 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands on August - 14.
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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on this day in history.
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 Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723) on this day in history.
1652 Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60 on August - 14.
1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer on August - 14.
1678 Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange on August - 14.
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 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 On August - 14 william Croft, composer, dies at 48
1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician on this day in history.