Historical Events In August - 14
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
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 this day in history.
1167 On August - 14 raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies
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 Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence on August - 14.
1385 On August - 14 battle at Aljubarotta-Portugal defeats Castile
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 On August - 14 oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
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 August - 14 fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
1559 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla on August - 14.
1585 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
1624 On August - 14 dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1626 On August - 14 daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
1636 Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens on this day in history.
1642 On this day in history able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
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 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 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 this day in history henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752)
1727 William Croft, composer, dies at 48 on August - 14.
1737 On this day in history charles Hutton, mathematician