Historical Events In August - 18
Tuesday, 25 June 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 On this day in history walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 On August - 18 the city of Riga is founded.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan Dies
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies
1236 On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies
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 Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem" on this day in history.
1318 Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.
1450 On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on August - 18.
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 August - 18.
1572 On August - 18 king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
1579 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on August - 18.
1587 On this day in history first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
1587 On August - 18 saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1587 On August - 18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
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 August - 18 spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on this day in history.
1634 On this day in history urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
1636 On August - 18 the Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on August - 18.
1674 On this day in history jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles
1685 Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem on August - 18.
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.
1698 On this day in history 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.