Historical Events In August - 18
Thursday, 05 December 2019
0353 On this day in history decentius, Roman usurper
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on August - 18.
0472 On August - 18 flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
0849 On August - 18 walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 The city of Riga is founded on August - 18.
1227 Genghis Khan Dies on August - 18.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.
1258 On August - 18 theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
1276 Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on this day in history.
1289 Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem" on August - 18.
1318 On this day in history clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1450 On this day in history marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 On August - 18 alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies
1541 A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541) on this day in history.
1559 On August - 18 paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
1564 On August - 18 spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on this day in history.
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 August - 18.
1587 On August - 18 saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1587 On this day in history 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1591 On this day in history 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 August - 18.
1652 On August - 18 benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
1674 On this day in history jean Racine's "IphigĂ©nie," premieres in Versailles
1685 Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem on this day in history.
1686 On this day in history cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 On August - 18 russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on August - 18.
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on this day in history.