Historical Events In August - 14
Saturday, 19 October 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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
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 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) on this day in history.
1498 On this day in history columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1551 Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli on August - 14.
1552 On this day in history fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
1559 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla on this day in history.
1585 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands on this day in history.
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 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 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru on this day in history.
1626 On August - 14 daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
1636 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens on August - 14.
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 this day in history.
1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer on this day in history.
1678 Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange on this day in history.
1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS] on August - 14.
1688 On this day in history frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
1714 On August - 14 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 August - 14.
1737 On this day in history charles Hutton, mathematician