Historical Events In August - 14
Saturday, 28 November 2020
0410 On this day in history alaric sacks Rome
0554 On August - 14 ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy
0582 Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor on this day in history.
1167 On this day in history 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 August - 14 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 On August - 14 columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
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 this day in history.
1585 On this day in history queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1587 On this day in history gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1597 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java on August - 14.
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 this day in history.
1626 Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher on this day in history.
1636 On August - 14 spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 On August - 14 able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
1642 Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723) on August - 14.
1652 On this day in history abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1675 Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer on this day in history.
1678 Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange on August - 14.
1687 On this day in history johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
1688 On August - 14 frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
1714 On August - 14 claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
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 this day in history.
1737 Charles Hutton, mathematician on this day in history.