Historical Events In August - 18
Friday, 18 October 2019
0353 Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.
0410 On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 On August - 18 flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on August - 18.
1201 On this day in history the city of Riga is founded.
1227 On August - 18 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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on August - 18.
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 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 August - 18 charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange
1587 On this day in history first English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
1587 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on August - 18.
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 August - 18 spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 On this day in history giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France on this day in history.
1636 On this day in history the Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts is first signed.
1652 Benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40 on this day in history.
1674 On this day in history jean Racine's "IphigĂ©nie," premieres in Versailles
1685 On this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on August - 18.
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on August - 18.
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on this day in history.
1712 On August - 18 richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier