Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 04 August 2021
0353 Decentius, Roman usurper on August - 18.
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on this day in history.
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on August - 18.
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.
1201 On August - 18 the city of Riga is founded.
1227 Genghis Khan Dies on August - 18.
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.
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 On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies
1289 Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem" on this day in history.
1318 On this day in history clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)
1450 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet on August - 18.
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on this day in history.
1541 On this day in history a Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
1559 On August - 18 paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
1564 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente on August - 18.
1572 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on August - 18.
1579 On this day in history charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 On August - 18 first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
1587 On this day in history saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend.
1587 On August - 18 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)
1591 Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590] on August - 18.
1605 Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen on August - 18.
1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on August - 18.
1634 On this day in history urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
1636 On this day in history the Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
1652 On August - 18 benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
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 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on this day in history.
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on this day in history.
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on this day in history.