Historical Events In August - 14
Friday, 06 December 2019
0410 On August - 14 alaric sacks Rome
0554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy on August - 14.
0582 On August - 14 tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
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 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 On this day in history portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
1385 On this day in history battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile
1395 On August - 14 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 August - 14 turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
1552 Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher on this day in history.
1559 On this day in history spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1585 Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands on August - 14.
1587 On August - 14 gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
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 Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru on this day in history.
1626 On this day in history daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
1636 On August - 14 spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia on this day in history.
1642 On this day in history cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
1652 On this day in history abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
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 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 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752) on this day in history.
1727 On this day in history william Croft, composer, dies at 48
1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician on this day in history.