Historical Events In August - 15
Monday, 18 February 2019
0069 On this day in history servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
0423 Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies on this day in history.
0778 Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on this day in history.
0778 On this day in history roland, Frankish commander
0927 On this day in history the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.
1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland on August - 15.
1040 On this day in history king Duncan I of Scotland
1057 Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on this day in history.
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on August - 15.
1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.
1185 On August - 15 the cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1308 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece on this day in history.
1369 On August - 15 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 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 August - 15 pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
1517 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary on August - 15.
1519 On August - 15 panama City founded
1534 On this day in history ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on August - 15.
1543 On this day in history jesuit order founded in Paris
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 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on this day in history.
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 Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies on August - 15.
1619 Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate on August - 15.
1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on this day in history.
1620 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims on this day in history.