Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 07 July 2020
0410 Alaric sacks Rome on August - 14.
0554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy on August - 14.
0582 On this day in history tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
1167 On this day in history 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 August - 14 construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
1281 Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan on August - 14.
1385 On August - 14 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 On August - 14 johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76
1457 Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg) on August - 14.
1498 Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela on this day in history.
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 On August - 14 spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1585 On August - 14 queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1587 On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java on August - 14.
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 this day in history.
1624 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru on August - 14.
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on August - 14.
1636 On this day in history spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 On August - 14 able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
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 On this day in history johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
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 this day in history.
1688 Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants) on this day in history.
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 William Croft, composer, dies at 48 on August - 14.
1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician on August - 14.