Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
0410 On August - 14 alaric sacks Rome
0554 Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy on this day in history.
0582 Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor on August - 14.
1167 Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.
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 August - 14.
1248 On August - 14 construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
1281 Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan on this day in history.
1385 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence on this day in history.
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 August - 14.
1551 On this day in history turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
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 On August - 14 queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1587 On this day in history gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1597 On this day in history 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 On this day in history dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1626 On August - 14 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 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 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 On this day in history claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
1727 Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752) on August - 14.
1727 On August - 14 william Croft, composer, dies at 48
1737 On August - 14 charles Hutton, mathematician