Historical Events In August - 15
Saturday, 24 August 2019
0069 On this day in history servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
0423 On this day in history flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
0778 Battle at Roncevalles: Basques beat Charles the Great on this day in history.
0778 On August - 15 roland, Frankish commander
0927 The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto on this day in history.
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 On August - 15 king Duncan I of Scotland
1057 Macbeth, King of Scotland, slain by son of King Duncan on August - 15.
1057 On August - 15 king Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of MÃ¡el Coluim mac Donnchada.
1118 Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies on this day in history.
1185 On this day in history 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 this day in history luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1457 Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed on August - 15.
1461 On August - 15 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 this day in history.
1534 On this day in history ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1535 On August - 15 asuncion, Paraguay founded
1537 AsunciÃ³n, Paraguay, is founded on this day in history.
1540 On this day in history arequipa, Peru, is founded.
1543 On August - 15 jesuit order founded in Paris
1548 On this day in history mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549 On this day in history portuguese missionaries Franciscus Xaverius lands in Kagoshima Japan
1576 On August - 15 baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1599 On August - 15 nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass
1600 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60 on August - 15.
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 this day in history.
1619 On this day in history miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1620 On this day in history mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims