Historical Events In August - 18
Monday, 18 February 2019
0353 On this day in history decentius, Roman usurper
0410 On this day in history king Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
0472 On August - 18 flavius Ricimer, general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
0849 On this day in history walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian
1201 The city of Riga is founded on August - 18.
1227 On August - 18 genghis Khan Dies
1227 Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.
1236 On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies
1258 Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on this day in history.
1276 On this day in history adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies
1289 On August - 18 pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree "Supra montem"
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 August - 18.
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 August - 18.
1559 On this day in history paul IV, [Giampietro Caraffa], Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
1564 On August - 18 spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 On August - 18 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 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 August - 18.
1591 Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590] on this day in history.
1605 Spanish army under of general Spinola conquerors Lingen on this day in history.
1613 On August - 18 giovanni Artusi, Italian composer
1634 On this day in history 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 this day in history benjamin G Cuyp, historical painter, dies at about 40
1674 Jean Racine's "Iphigénie," premieres in Versailles on this day in history.
1685 On August - 18 brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus on this day in history.
1698 On August - 18 russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
1700 On August - 18 swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1712 On this day in history richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier