Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on this day in history.
0423 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on this day in history.
0778 On August - 15 battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on August - 15.
1038 On this day in history stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland on this day in history.
1040 On this day in history king Duncan I of Scotland
1057 On August - 15 macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of MÃ¡el Coluim mac Donnchada on August - 15.
1118 On August - 15 alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on this day in history.
1308 On August - 15 johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1369 On this day in history philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on this day in history.
1457 On this day in history earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1461 The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is regarded by some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later murdered on this day in history.
1464 On this day in history pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
1517 On this day in history seven Portuguese armed vessels led by FernÃ£o Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
1519 Panama City founded on August - 15.
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on August - 15.
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history asunciÃ³n, Paraguay, is founded.
1540 On August - 15 arequipa, Peru, is founded.
1543 Jesuit order founded in Paris on August - 15.
1548 Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on this day in history.
1549 On this day in history portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1576 On August - 15 baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1599 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass on August - 15.
1600 On this day in history johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
1615 On this day in history cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
1619 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on August - 15.
1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on August - 15.
1620 On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims