Historical Events In August - 14
Thursday, 18 April 2019
0410 Alaric sacks Rome on August - 14.
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 On August - 14 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 Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun on August - 14.
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 Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden on August - 14.
1433 Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76 on August - 14.
1457 On this day in history oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
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 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 Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49 on August - 14.
1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java on this day in history.
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 August - 14.
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on August - 14.
1636 On this day in history spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia on this day in history.
1642 On August - 14 cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
1652 Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60 on August - 14.
1675 On August - 14 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 William Croft, composer, dies at 48 on August - 14.
1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician on August - 14.