Historical Events In August - 14
Wednesday, 29 January 2020
0410 Alaric sacks Rome on August - 14.
0554 On August - 14 ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy
0582 Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor on August - 14.
1167 On August - 14 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 On this day in history construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
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 On August - 14 battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile
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 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) on this day in history.
1498 Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela on this day in history.
1551 Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli on this day in history.
1552 Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher on August - 14.
1559 On August - 14 spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1585 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands on this day in history.
1587 Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49 on this day in history.
1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java on this day in history.
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 On August - 14 dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on August - 14.
1636 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens on August - 14.
1642 On this day in history 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 On August - 14 abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer on this day in history.
1678 On August - 14 battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange
1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS] on this day in history.
1688 On this day in history frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
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 this day in history william Croft, composer, dies at 48
1737 On this day in history charles Hutton, mathematician