Historical Events In August - 15
Wednesday, 30 September 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 August - 15.
0778 Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on August - 15.
0778 On August - 15 roland, Frankish commander
0927 On August - 15 the Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1038 Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies on August - 15.
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 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 August - 15.
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 this day in history.
1308 On this day in history johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1369 Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England on August - 15.
1432 On August - 15 luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on this day in history.
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 August - 15.
1464 Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history panama City founded
1534 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits on this day in history.
1535 On this day in history asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 On this day in history asunciÃ³n, Paraguay, is founded.
1540 On August - 15 arequipa, Peru, is founded.
1543 On this day in history jesuit order founded in Paris
1548 Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France on August - 15.
1549 Portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan on this day in history.
1576 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies on August - 15.
1599 On this day in history nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
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 this day in history.
1620 On August - 15 mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims