Historical Events In August - 18
Saturday, 04 April 2020
0353 On this day in history decentius, Roman usurper
0410 King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome on this day in history.
0472 On this day in history flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
0849 On this day in history walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 On this day in history the city of Riga is founded.
1227 Genghis Khan Dies on August - 18.
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.
1258 On August - 18 theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea
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 Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois on August - 18.
1579 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange on this day in history.
1587 On August - 18 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen
1613 On August - 18 giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
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 On August - 18 benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
1674 Jean Racine's "IphigĂ©nie," premieres in Versailles on August - 18.
1685 On this day in history brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 On August - 18 cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on this day in history.
1700 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark on August - 18.
1712 On August - 18 richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier