Historical Events In August - 15
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
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 August - 15.
0778 Roland, Frankish commander on August - 15.
0927 On this day in history the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 On this day in history stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
1040 On this day in history king Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
1040 King Duncan I of Scotland on this day in history.
1057 Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on August - 15.
1057 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada on this day in history.
1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on August - 15.
1185 The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia on August - 15.
1308 Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece on this day in history.
1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on this day in history.
1432 Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante) on August - 15.
1457 On August - 15 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 On this day in history seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
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 August - 15.
1537 Asunción, Paraguay, is founded on August - 15.
1540 Arequipa, Peru, is founded on August - 15.
1543 On this day in history jesuit order founded in Paris
1548 On August - 15 mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on August - 15.
1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on this day in history.
1599 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass on August - 15.
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 this day in history hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1619 Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies on August - 15.
1620 On August - 15 mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims