Historical Events In August - 14
Sunday, 13 June 2021
0410 On this day in history alaric sacks Rome
0554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy on August - 14.
0582 Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor on August - 14.
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 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 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 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 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on this day in history.
1636 On August - 14 spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
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 Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer on August - 14.
1678 On this day in history battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange
1687 On this day in history johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
1688 On this day in history frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
1714 On this day in history claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
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 Charles Hutton, mathematician on this day in history.