Historical Events In August - 15
Friday, 22 January 2021
0069 Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered on August - 15.
0423 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on this day in history.
0778 On this day in history battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great
0778 On August - 15 roland, Frankish commander
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1118 On this day in history alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on August - 15.
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 On August - 15 luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1457 On this day in history earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1461 On this day in history 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.
1464 On August - 15 pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
1517 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by FernÃ£o Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on this day in history.
1519 Panama City founded on August - 15.
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on this day in history.
1535 On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 On this day in history asunciÃ³n, Paraguay, is founded.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on this day in history.
1543 Jesuit order founded in Paris on this day in history.
1548 On this day in history mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on this day in history.
1576 On August - 15 baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1599 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass on this day in history.
1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 on August - 15.
1615 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies on August - 15.
1619 On August - 15 hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on August - 15.
1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on this day in history.