Historical Events In August - 18
Saturday, 20 April 2019
0353 On August - 18 decentius, Roman usurper
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on August - 18.
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on August - 18.
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on August - 18.
1201 The city of Riga is founded on August - 18.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan Dies
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.
1258 Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on August - 18.
1276 Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on this day in history.
1289 On this day in history pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
1318 On August - 18 clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1450 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet on this day in history.
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on this day in history.
1541 On August - 18 a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
1559 Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83 on August - 18.
1564 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente on this day in history.
1572 On August - 18 king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
1579 On this day in history charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1587 On this day in history saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1587 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) on this day in history.
1591 On August - 18 governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]
1605 On this day in history spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 On August - 18 giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1634 On this day in history urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
1636 The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed on this day in history.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on August - 18.
1674 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles on August - 18.
1685 On this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 On August - 18 cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on this day in history.
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on August - 18.
1712 On this day in history richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier