Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
0353 On this day in history decentius, Roman usurper
0410 On this day in history king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on this day in history.
0849 Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.
1201 On August - 18 the city of Riga is founded.
1227 On this day in history genghis Khan Dies
1227 On August - 18 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 this day in history.
1276 Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on August - 18.
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 Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet on this day in history.
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on August - 18.
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 this day in history spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 On this day in history king Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
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 this day in history.
1587 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) on August - 18.
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 Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen on this day in history.
1613 Giovanni Artusi, Italian composer on August - 18.
1634 On August - 18 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 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 August - 18 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 On August - 18 swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1712 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier on August - 18.