Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
0353 Decentius, Roman usurper on this day in history.
0410 On August - 18 king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 Flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker on August - 18.
0849 On August - 18 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 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.
1236 Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.
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 On August - 18 marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet
1503 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies on this day in history.
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 Paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1564 Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente on this day in history.
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 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare) on August - 18.
1587 Saul Wahl is elected King of Poland, according to legend on August - 18.
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 August - 18.
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 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 August - 18.
1674 On August - 18 jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles
1685 Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem on this day in history.
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam on August - 18.
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.